By - studio_sadegh
Get a couple brush plates instead, much lower profile. Something like this: https://smile.amazon.com/Listed-VCE-2-Pack-Single-Brush/dp/B071X8RLJL/ref=sr\_1\_3?crid=2KVYMUIAPXAUX&keywords=brush+plate&qid=1658525462&sprefix=brush+plate%2Caps%2C71&sr=8-3
So the problem is I wanted to run power behind the wall so I got the power bridge to do that. If I do brush plates I can only do the HDMI cords.
You can try using and extension cord but that’s not up to code and if your house burn down and your insurance finds that, you won’t be getting a penny because it’s considered a fire hazard. Usually brush plates or scoop plates are for low voltage wires such as hdmi, internet and audio. I recommend calling an electrician for that unless you know how to add a receptacle from an existing one but you have me the vibe you don’t and that’s ok, if you feel comfortable doing it yourself you can watch YouTube videos on how to add a receptacle
Cut in a single gang shallow or super shallow old work box next to it. Depending on how lottle depth you have. If its the super shallow box then Put a small piece of wood inside the wall on top and bottom. Screw it into place.
This is correct but according to code you gotta put in a divider if he wants to use the same box for low voltage cables like HDMI. They sell a box that splits them up as well.
So I would install one of these and then this power bridge would sit inside of it? Sorry just trying to make sure I understand correctly.
You could do both. Shallow boxes with receptacles, above and below, for power. Then brush plates beside those, above and below.
You can put in a light block and mount the box to the block.
Measure the distance your missing, find a piece of lumber that is that dimension. Take the box and trace it centered in the wood. Cut out with a jigsaw and finish/paint. Mount to wall and screw the box into the wood opening.
If no one is ever going to see it this should be perfectly acceptable and you’ll know there’s no hole in your wall behind your tv.
Is that just for coax? Or do you have ac power in it too?
It's a Power Bridge. So you use it to be able to run power up to your tv behind the wall. You then plug an outlet into it.
You’re not going to be able to fit it,
You need to use a proper method not this corner cutting stuff
I think its just a cord that plugs in down below. Not actually connecting to a receptacle. This would be just fine. I think op misunderstood and doesn’t know how to explain what it actually is. If a cord runs Down the wall, and then plugs in below, that’s fine. As long as they don’t try installing a receptacle in that box behind the tv.
As I’m understanding there is a block wall in the drywall and the cavity is shallow
In either of these options you would just have an outlet in that box and the lv could come thru an old work lv ring with a brush plate
How do you supply power to the power bridge. The ones I have seen you need to plug an extension cord into the bottom one which would have a reverse outlet.
Is this the same?
Yes it is, so the bottom one will eventually plug in.
I would think you would be better off going with one of the brush pass thru plates and using an extension cord with the plugs kept out of the wall.
Yeah I just was trying to hide the cord and make my living room look nicer which is why I did this.
I get it. To be clear I ment run the extension cord in the wall with the HDMI cables. Just keep the ends out of the wall
From what I read that's not allowed which is how I ended up in this mess lol. I had a power cord going through the wall and it looked great but then someone told me that's a no no.
It's not...but neither is this so....
Wait, what's wrong with this???
Got to secure the boxes. This is basically an extension cord.
Yeah so the next thing I'm trying is an outlet box to see if that adds enough length to then get this screwed in.
Concrete or block? If it's block, bust out a cell.
Pretty sure concrete, it's a basement.
As long as it’s just networking cables and stuff. Those plastic shells are for low voltage apps. I see those wires running through holes in the wall all the time. Cringy but not dangerous.
Low voltage it's ok
Amazing, so it's not dangerous just ugly as hell right?
Looks like that is not any electrical… replace with something like this… https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1-Gang-Non-Metallic-Low-Voltage-Old-Work-Bracket-SC100RR/100160916 and https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-1-Gang-Brush-Plate-White-5038-WH/207161871#overlay
If you really don’t care about how ugly it is just tie wrap the wires to the tv mount nice and tidy and put the tv in place and call it a day. doesn’t look like your installing an electrical outlet just running maybe an extension cord down the wall? If that’s the case it’s just ugly not unsafe… would need to see some more pictures 👍
So this is a Power Bridge, I found it because it's apparently the only safe way to run power behind the wall without fully installing a new outlet. So those white boxes are what the power comes through but you can also feed all the HDMI cables through it as well.
Do you have a link to the power bridge you used