Step 5 : Make the power connection
If there's no electric outlet nearby, hire an electrician to run a new line to service the new TV mount.
If there is an outlet nearby, you can install a surface-mount electrical channel, often called a raceway, which conceals the wiring and runs to the outlet. The raceway is a protective casing usually installed from a fixture down a wall and then along the base molding. The installation involves measuring and cutting the wire channels, then screwing the channel to the wall with plastic anchors and wiring the power cord from the television to the outlet. A system of trim plates conceals the wiring and connector pieces and makes it possible to run wires around corners.
You'll find information about surface wiring at the electrical department of a hardware store or home center. Carefully read the brochure and information about the components and how to install them.
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