HT Room (black wall plates)

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  1. hendricksonET

    hendricksonET Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey, I'm almost done with my HT room, but having a difficult time finding some black wall plates. Not sure if I will just need to paint some, but I thought I might try here to hopefully find some. Here is what I need IN BLACK :
    1 cat 5e wall plate
    1 coax cable wall plate
    2 binding post wall plates that connect 1 speaker on each
    1 binding post wall plate that connects 6 speakers


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  2. Chris Lanni

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    If you have a Home Depot near you they can special order them from Leviton. A couple of bucks per plate and probably $5-$8 for each snap in connector. They are modular, meaning you build your own wallplate. They can special order them in the electrical department.

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    Here is an example of the plates on SmartHome.

    Quickport Plates

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  4. Jay Mitchosky

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    Those are ideal, but I don't know if the actual modules come in black. If not you can always use Krylon Fusion spraypaint - specially formulated for plastics and works perfectly. Just remove the gold hardware from the snap in housing and let 'er rip.
     
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    Yep they come in black and many other colors.

    Go to the page I linked, go towards the bottom where they show all of the different connections types and click on the cat5e. On the left middle there will be a color chart.

    Color Chart

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    Heck, you can even get it in purple, that way as you sit looking at your wallplates, instead of you 61" HDTV, you will be relaxed. Purple is a relaxing color.

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    Too bad I stuck the outlets hidden behind the tv....hmm. I still have time to mount them near the ceiling [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    Hmm...
    When looking at the page I can see that for the cat 5 I can get black, but the binding posts and cable snap in things only come in white or ivory. Do you think it'd look stupid to have a black plate with white snap in's?

    Maybe I can just buy a plate that has the binding posts and such, make some things out of cardboard to cover up the posts and use the spray paint for plastic....


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    Oops, didnt read Jay's comment from above.

    The posts just snap right out and you can paint them?
     
  10. Dave Poehlman

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    I think they unscrew from the little plastic square. At least that's how my binding posts looked when I bought some Levitons.

    I went with the white, if you curious. [​IMG]
     

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