Mounting bracket for studs.


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Old 05-17-04, 07:49 PM
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Mounting bracket for studs.

Anyone know where I can get those metal mounting brackets that attach to the studs so I won't need to use a electrial mounting box?

I need them for voice and data jacks and this will give me more room to work with after the dry wall goes up.

Dang builder won't let me run the lines myself, so I want to atleast get the mounts in.
 
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Old 05-17-04, 07:53 PM
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Any electrical supply house should have plaster rings for your use.

Since you can't run the wires you could also use a retrofit ring.

www.aifittings.com look for the LV1
 
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I assume you mean the new contruction "Trim rings" or Low Voltage Bracket?

Take a look at Home Depot (look for the 5th product down the page - couldn't link directly to it for some reason.) If you can't find it, search for Part No. 302634

They come in several different types, I prefer the plastic type myself (they don't cut your hands up when you're trying to pull the wire back through.) Plus, the plastic type usually has wire routing holes in the back that tend to hold the wire better.

Carlon makes the best.

Keep in mind that these boxes can ONLY be used with Low Voltage wiring, no Line Voltage at all (it must be in a fully enclosed box.)

Good luck!
 
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Old 05-17-04, 08:39 PM
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Yes, low voltage mounting brackets are what I'm looking for. I'm trying to find the same ones that the builder's sub is using and I'm hoping to mount them after they are done for the day. I guess the best thing for me to do is go and take a picture of the things as I'm looking for ones that are identical.

Thanks again folks!!
 
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Old 05-27-04, 07:08 PM
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Most likely what you are looking for is a low voltage trim-out ring. You can just use single gang mud rings, as used to mount on 1900 boxes. These tend to cost less than the LV ones, and are a bit more robust.
 
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Old 05-28-04, 10:56 PM
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Not sure if this will work, but here's a pic of the mount that I'm looking for.


Thanks!!
 
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Old 06-01-04, 06:15 AM
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Mud rings ,they are availible at any hardware store or home improvment outlet
just look in the electrical section.
 
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Old 06-01-04, 11:59 AM
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Mango Man,

I posted the question over on the electrical forum and they came right back at me with "It's not a low voltage mounting bracket." No wonder I couldn't find them at any of the hardware store. I was looking in thw wrong section.

I picked up 8 of those at HD and also order 20 "real" low voltage mounting brackets online.

Sheesh things I have to go thru because I have no idea on what I'm asking about.

Thanks for your response and help!!!
 
 

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