Tear out built-in TV Nook

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Old 02-11-12, 01:03 PM
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Question Tear out built-in TV Nook

Hello to all! First let me state that I am a novice that likes to take on new challenges for the sake of learning. My wife and I have recently bought a home that has a built-in TV nook that we would like to remove. We have three problems. The first one, I don't know where to start in taking this section out. Second, there is an electrical and cable outlet inside the nook. Finally, there is a two switch wall plate on the outside. Can anyone please give some advice on what or where to start in this project?

 

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Old 02-11-12, 01:21 PM
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http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

That will help you put a picture in.

Now some questions.

What does the switch control? What is the wall surface (plaster, paint, etc)? What tools do you have? Multimeter? Hammer, sawsall?

The cable is no big deal, you can find where it connects, disconnect it, terminate it and mark the cable as dead.

The outlet might be another issue depending on how it's wired.
 
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Old 02-11-12, 02:42 PM
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Assuming there is drywall behind the built in - you can probably remove the electrical devices, remove the built in and then reconnect the elec back in the box. Hopefully the box was installed level with drywall and it will be easy to reinstall the devices flush with the drywall.... if not let us know because it's not all that difficult to install a new old work box. Just don't forget to cut the breaker off first!!

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Old 03-10-12, 08:20 AM
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Cool Picture

Sorry, I have was out of the country for a bit.. Here is a link to the picture of my nook. Notice the Dual switch on the right side and in side the nook is the cable outlet and another electrical outlet.

View image: Entertainment After
 
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Old 03-10-12, 12:48 PM
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Not at all what I was picturing in my mind. It looks like after you do the demo, you'll need to rehang the electrical boxes and install new drywall.
 
 

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