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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 184013 6-Nov-2015 13:54
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Hi all. Been ringing around a few installers to get my TV up on the wall, but they all seem to grind to a halt as I want a 'wall mounted' power point as well, and they're not sparkies.

Id really prefer not to have to phone and co ordinate two different tradespeople, so can anyone recommend an installer that is also a certified electrician? Location is North Shore Auckland.

Area in question already has data cabling, power, etc, at floor level, I just want the internet and power outlets moved / relocated to a box behind the TV once it's on the wall, and some additional HDMI in / out ports added in as well to connect to HTPC equipment that will stay at ground level.

It's the power point that they're all balking at, I can't be the first person that wanted this, is getting / needing two different tradespeople 'normal'? .... seems unwieldy, surely some of the installers have decided to differentiate by being able to say 'i can do all that' instead of 'i can do half that'. thanks for any suggestions.

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  Reply # 1422445 6-Nov-2015 15:02
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Get a sparkie to do the whole thing inc mount the bracket, shouldn't be an issue. 

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  Reply # 1422450 6-Nov-2015 15:08
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Plenty of sparkies do things like that.



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  Reply # 1422452 6-Nov-2015 15:11
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Thanks guys, Im sure some sparkies do this - but others don't, and they don't tend to advertise / make it obvious which... probably because it's not their core business... Was hoping I could get a recommendation from someone that had been in the same boat and had used someone that was capable of doing the whole lot, and willing. Cheers.


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  Reply # 1422456 6-Nov-2015 15:21
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you will be looking for $600+ to do it then.

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  Reply # 1422466 6-Nov-2015 15:38
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Look for one that specializes in home automation and similar stuff, rather than a lamp changer and you should be fine.


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  Reply # 1422672 7-Nov-2015 03:50
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You could try these sparkies who are based on the Shore - originally recommended to me here on GZ:

They have installed several new power sockets for us at home (in very tricky places) - nice guys - two-man team - father and apprentice son. TBH their business is not as large and sophisticated as their very professional website might have you believe, so don't be put off by that.

They are right into data/tech cabling too - and although I'm not certain that they would also do the wall-mount, I'm pretty sure they would. No harm in asking.

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