I'm wiring my house for Cat 6 this week and am going to properly deal with coax as well. I need some advice.
We bought this house two years ago. The coax had been hung on the exterior and that looked terrible (it's a nice modern place, think Dwell magazine). On the network front, we had been using Trendnet Powerline adapters to extend the FiOS signal from my office. Its a big house and WiFi just won't do. Forget watching streaming video without stutter. The Powerline adapters work well enough, but put tons of noise into my speakers. We aren't talking Audiophile tweaker noise, we are talking loud RF interference, like a motor is on in the other room. This got me to thinking about the Cat 6 and I laid out my plans for doing that. Along with that, I figured I'd move the coax inside. Yesterday I successfully pulled the coax line up to where my media center is. It works great. I'm pulling the disconnected coax off the house fast, maybe even today. Cat 6 is next.
The month after we bought the house, I put up a wall mounted TV above the media center and installed a Datacomm straight blade inlet power kit and low voltage pass through. I connect the TV to my APC power conditioner which is necessary around here given the questionable voltage PSE&G delivers us.
Now I'm going to have coax coming out of that wall (for now it comes out of the datacomm, but that's not a great solution) plus Cat 6. I want to make this neater. There are already enough wires coming out of the wall in the Datacomm.
I don't want to put another hole in the wall so I've decided on the Arlington Recessed Box. I like that it mounts to the stud instead of just using wing clips. It seems sturdy and will accommodate my Cat 6 and cable jacks.
But what about power? I don't want an outlet there, I want an inlet. If the box had two slots on the left there instead of one two gang slot, I'd be golden. I could just get a recessed inlet plug and a low voltage pass through, But no, that's a two gang slot so I can't have two plates in it can I?
There is this box too,
But once again we get into the problem of how to deal with the inlet plug.
Can I somehow reuse the Datacomm box?