Power outlet behind TV is powerful
Adding an outlet behind a wall mounted TV is a something we highly recommend when you decide to mount your TV. A power outlet behind the tv makes access to power, easy and straightforward. TVs now days are smart and have all the apps we need to watch our favorite programs. Seldom do you have to plug in additional items like a cable box.
Floating Look TV
How about having the TV look as though its floating? Having a power outlet behind the TV can easily make a TV look floating. Even if you have small devices, devices can easily be mounted between the TV and your wall. Devices these days have bluetooth and radio frequency capability that they dont need line of sight to be remotely operated.
Cost of a Power Outlet installation behind TV
Cost of adding a power outlet behind the depends on how far an existing outlet is located. The further an existing outlet is located the more material, time, and labor is required. Power needs to be tapped from a unloaded circuit and code compliant electrical wires need to be fished through walls to bring power to the back of the TV.
Existing Outlet right below the wall.
The job to install an outlet right above an existing outlet would be the easiest and can take from 1 to 2 hours. The cost of such an install will cost $280-$350.
Existing Outlet to the right or left of the TV
Installing an outlet when existing power is to the right or left of the TV requires more work. Wires that needs to be run horizontally need to be passed through studs. Running wires through studs require drywall to be opened up, baseboards to be taken apart and accessing your attic or basement. Cutting through drywall, finding paths of least resistance and ensuring electrical wires are run according to code can take some time and effort. Lot depends on your existing framing, presence of lath and plaster walls, concrete and brick blocks and the list goes on. Expect to pay around $300 to $450 for a more elaborate electrical outlet behind the TV project.
New power outlet for behind the TV above the fireplace.
Hiding wires behind a fireplace is not an easy task. There are brick and cinder block fireplaces which are totally out of a question for a new outlet to be installed. If you have fireplace framed with wood or metal studs then there is a highly like chance a new power outlet could be easily installed. Experienced professional who know how to fish wires through tight areas and understand construction well can do wonders when it comes to fishing wires to create a new power outlet. Expect to pay around $350-$500 for a new power outlet above a fireplace for your TV.
Can I install my own electrical outlet?
First things first: Can you install an outlet yourself? Here’s the short answer: Yes, you can install an outlet yourself at home. The longer answer involves some knowledge of your home, electrical work in general, and the tools and hardware you have available.