Advice on cable route for socket behind wall mounted TV

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Robbie Cook, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. Robbie Cook

    Robbie Cook New Member

    Hi all,

    I have recently wall mounted my TV in my front room onto a dot and dabbed wall. (photo attached)

    You will see that I'm currently using an extension lead to get power to the TV which is plugged into the adjacent stud wall.

    I would like to add a socket behind the telly so I have no cables on show but I'm not sure of the best cable route.

    There is no socket on the wall directly above the telly and the cables from the socket i'm currently using run directly up the wall.

    Access from above is difficult due bespoke built wardrobes but not impossible; ideally I'd like to do all work from within the front room.

    So far I'm thinking that the cleanest/easiest approach would be to run a cable horizontally from the existing socket and into an FCU on the dot and dab wall and then running a cable straight up from the FCU to my double socket behind the telly. I think that this would make the cable route obvious as well as adding a conveniently placed switch so that the TV's power could be turned off without reaching up and behind the telly but i'm open to other suggestions

    Many thanks in advance!


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  2. chesterw

    chesterw Well-Known Member

    That would be ok

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