I need to put a TV aerial socket/faceplate on a tiled kitchen wall.
If it lines up neatly with nearby switches and sockets, it won't
line up neatly with tile boundaries. The tiles are new enough that
I could probably find replacements for any damaged in the process,
but I haven't actually checked yet. (It's my mother-in-law's kitchen,
and I didn't do the the (patterned) tiles.)
I have tile drills. I have (somewhere, I hope) a carbide grit jigsaw
blade for tile cutting. I have a Bosch PMF180E, but not (yet) a tile
cutting blade for it.
(And then there's the fun of actually fishing a cable down to it.)
The oscilating tool with a carbide segment saw on it will get you a
nice neat square cut out of the tile in place on the wall with no risk
of damage to surrounding tiles etc. Once through that, a SDS chisel and
drill can do the box cutout.
Getting the wire to it is a different problem. On option for tiled walls
is to chase the reverse side of the wall. and then pop through at the
final position. I have done this a couple of times adding shaver sockets
to fully tiled bathrooms.
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Yes. At least if it turns out it isn't, my next question is going to
be about making good a hole mistakenly cut in a tiled wall that turns
out to be unusable....
(Not really, because I was planning to check what's behind the nearby
switches it wants to line up with first, and it could turn into a through
hole instead anyway. In fact that might be a lot easier than the fishing,
even if not as neat.)
Depends on how easy it is to see from one room to the next - where you
have easy visibility of both sides, then the reverse is a "safe route"
as such. If its a separate room - then yup leave a blanking plate, or do
the cable drop near a corner.
Is it under a row of cabinets? If so then how about sticking a miniature
surface mounted aerial socket on the underside of the cabinet? If it's
in use then presumably the TV will hide the connection and if it's
disconnected there's nothing to see.
FIVE TV's superbright logo - not the DOG's, it's bollocks
I was just going to suggest that! I fitted a hinge down TV beneath a
cabinet and brought all the cabling down from the ceiling inside the
unit inside trunking. It looked rather neat and tidy, even if I do say
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