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Topic # 182536 20-Oct-2015 10:45
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I'm after some plaster rings/mud rings or similar for some low voltage wall plates I'm wanting to hang up.

I found these, but was wondering if there were any in NZ or something similar?

Wanting to put these on the wall, just to hide cables in the wall (speaker, hdmi, optical etc, not power).  When I built my house I had some gang boxes put in for these, but now I'm wanting some more and they would be where there are no studs to attach to, so need something to work without studs.

I know from past experience that screwing a wallplate direclty into gib doesnt last long and the gib breaks apart and wont last long, so I need something.

Anyone know what I'm after?

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  Reply # 1409717 20-Oct-2015 11:01
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thanks, that might work, just cut out the back for easier access for cables

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1409742 20-Oct-2015 11:33
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reven: thanks, that might work, just cut out the back for easier access for cables


Just don’t cut too much out, it will lose its strength, you’ll figure it out.

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  Reply # 1409747 20-Oct-2015 11:40
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reven: thanks, that might work, just cut out the back for easier access for cables


If you look around you may find one with bigger holes although the ones I've seen are all pretty similar, probably because they are totally reliant on the attachment to the gib to keep them rigid.

Ideally you will find a stud / nog / dwang to attach the box to and then you can just use a standard wall box.



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  Reply # 1409750 20-Oct-2015 11:48
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cheers guys, I'm hanging a few of these in a wardrobe for all my consoles, computer, bluray etc that gets sent throughout the house, so will have quite a few wall plates, power outlets, network plugs around, so power sockets will be on the stud, and everything else will be "floating".   It's a fitted wardrobe which is being designed to accommodate all my gadgets, about 5-6 shelves of stuff.   so a wall plate like the one pictured on each shelf, plus network, and power on every 2nd shelf.  Another shelf will have a 5.1 wallplate (got a gang plate sorted for that already).

my sparky might have some boxes I can use, just wanted to know if I had to source these overseas and if I did, would order them early since shipping can take a long time :)

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  Reply # 1415800 28-Oct-2015 21:38
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There are actual mudrings available as well as the easyfix. Its also possible to drill a 50mm hole (or two overlapping ones) and just screw your faceplates in at the corners with 1" wood screws, just be sensitive not to screw too hard into the gib and don't pull them off again...




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thanks, ive tried going directly into gib before and it didnt turn out very good (since I had to remove the wallplate a few times).

Ended ordering a lot of 10 off ebay, they were only about $15nzd delivered, hopefully will work.  assuming we and the US use a standard size (which is a big assumption, but $15, and the keystone faceplates i got off ebay before are same size as nz ones).



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thanks, ive tried going directly into gib before and it didnt turn out very good (since I had to remove the wallplate a few times).

Ended ordering a lot of 10 off ebay, they were only about $15nzd delivered, hopefully will work.  assuming we and the US use a standard size (which is a big assumption, but $15, and the keystone faceplates i got off ebay before are same size as nz ones).

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  Reply # 1417888 31-Oct-2015 20:51
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I've found "plasterboard c clips" to be quite good, and very cheap.

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  Reply # 1417889 31-Oct-2015 20:59
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I have used gib anchors on the corners when direct fixing plates to gib. It does mean you cant chop too much out in the middle, so a 6 module plate would be a no go, but a 4 module one worked fine.

C clips are evil, have had many drop off the wall.




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That is a C clip. They are evil. Also on some mains wiring the terminal screws get too close to the clip for comfort.




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