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Installing an Outlet for a Wall Mount TV

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How can I install an outlet for my new TV? How to add Wiring for a New Outlet, Adding an Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV.

Adding an Outlet for a TV

Electrical Question: How can I install an outlet for my new TV?
Can I install the wiring from an existing outlet to a new TV outlet?

Thanks for any guidance!

This electrical question came from: Jim, a Homeowner from Yorktown, Virginia.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jim.

How to add Wiring for a New TV Outlet

Application: Wiring a 120 Volt Outlet for a TV.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be added and the access to the location for the new outlets.
Precaution: Identify the existing outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done through the local building authority, installed according to applicable local and national electrical codes, with a permit, and have the required inspections.

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