Where can I buy a 4 to 6 port "F" connector wall plate?

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  1. Andres Munoz

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    I think this post belongs in this area since it has to do with video. If not, I apologize.

    Anyway, I checked with Radio Shack but they only have 2 connectors per plate. See it here.

    I went to smarthome.com and they have the 6 port plate and then you have to buy the connectors separately which snap into the plates (pretty cool actually). But the thing that kills me is that their shipping is way too much for such a small order. The total would be something like $12 and the shipping woulde be almost as much (around $9).

    Any other websites with low shipping?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. David_Rivshin

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    Andres,
    Check your local home improvement stores. Just did a quick check online: Home Depot didn't seem to have what you want, but Lowes has the snap-in style.
    Also check www.partsexpress.com. They have many (many) different wall plates that would work for you with appropriate connectors, and they are pretty cheap. Even with their shipping (which starts at around $8, but goes up slowly from there) you might come out ahead depending on how many you need and how expensive they are locally. And you can always pick up cables or tools or other random things you need to split the shipping costs.

    Good luck,
    -- Dave
     
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    A blank wall plate, a package of 8 barrel F-connectors and a drill bit. The barrel connectors come with a hex-nut and a screw-on just so you can do this.
     
  4. Andres Munoz

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    Thanks David.

    Bob, you mean, make my own wall plate? hmmm, didn't of that one. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks.
     
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    I didn't see that one when I went to 2 different local Radio Shacks. What kind of connectors would be needed? The "snap in" kind?
     
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    Patrick, I guess there's a one in a million chance that you would happen to know the Home Depot item number for the quickports, right?

    I'll stop by my local Home Depot and see if I can get lucky.
     
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    They should be in the section with all the other stuff, like A/V cables, phone cables, ethernet coax, RG-59, etc. There should be a whole section devoted to the Leviton quick connects, and other "easy connect" solution provided by them.
     
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    My local Home Depot has the Levitron snap-in plates and connectors. They are in the electrical section not far from the big rotating stack of cable spools.
     
  12. Andres Munoz

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    Thanks guys.
     

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