Ferret How To: Run TV Cables Behind Walls

The Benefits of Running TV Cables Behind Walls

Running TV cables behind walls benefits homeowners, renters, and business owners, and it’s a task that can be simple to complete when you’re properly equipped with the tools and know-how. First, we’ll cover why you might want to hide your TV cables, then we’ll cover the tools you can use to get the job done with ease.

1. Hide your TV cables inside the wall for a tidy look.

For starters, it helps to keep a tidier living space. When cables are hidden behind walls, it eliminates the tangled clutter from view. When mounting your TV on the wall, the best way to achieve a clean look is to keep the appearance as minimalist as possible. Running the necessary cables behind the wall allows you to achieve this look with ease.

2. Increase the lifespan of your TV cables by hiding them inside the wall.

With TV cables tucked behind walls, their lifespan increases while being shielded from damage and wear and tear. With cables exposed, they can easily suffer from damage caused by children and, even more commonly, pets. Hiding your TV cables behind the wall will prevent that new puppy of yours from ever being able to get a hold of them, saving you repairs and headache.

3. Improve the safety of your home by hiding your TV cables inside the wall.

Running cables behind walls benefits the safety of your home by keeping them out of the way. When properly hidden, they won’t pose a tripping hazard and they can eliminate the risk of children or pets getting entangled in them and risking tipping over the TV.

4. Embrace flexible furniture arrangement by hiding your TV cables inside the wall.

When you don’t have to rely on a piece of furniture like a TV stand or dresser to hide your TV cables, you have more flexibility to arrange your room however you see fit. If you’re in the process of finalizing your room arrangement and would like to try out numerous different styles, having your cables hidden offers you even greater flexibility.

How a Ferret Tools Wireless Inspection Camera Helps Speed Up the Job

When you first begin preparing to run TV cables behind your walls, you’ll need the right equipment. Some of the items you might need consist of things like fish tape, a stud finder, flashlight, stepstool, drywall saw, safety goggles, and gloves.

However, you can eliminate the need for a few of these items with a Ferret inspection camera at your disposal. Our lineup of high-quality inspection cameras use adjustable bright white LEDs, digital zoom, and the ability to live stream whatever it sees to your smart device. With these features alone, you’ve just lightened your load by ridding it of a flashlight and fish tape, all the while adding great functionality to benefit the simplicity of your project.

A Ferret inspection camera at your disposal means you’ll enjoy speedier projects with less clean-up time afterward. For example, after locating the studs in the wall, you’ll likely need to cut a hole in the drywall where you want the cables to enter and exit. You’d typically need to cut a relatively large hole to fish the wires behind the wall, but since the Ferret is small and easy to maneuver, it can easily fit through tinier spaces. This, in turn, allows you to cut much smaller holes in the drywall resulting in less patchwork after your new cables have been run. Additionally, being able to see behind the walls allows you to work around obstacles like other wires, vents, or pipes that may be lurking behind the wall. Rather than poking about blindly with fish tape, a Ferret inspection camera allows you to easily navigate the cramped space inside your walls.

Running Home Audio Cables Behind Your Walls

There are a wide variety of preferences when it comes to installing a TV in your home, and if your idea of a home theatre setup goes so far as to include an in-wall or in-ceiling speaker system, you’ll want a Ferret inspection camera by your side to run those speaker wires with ease. Traditional methods of using fish tape might work eventually, but if you’d rather see where you’re pulling those speaker wires and navigate around obstacles without brute-forcing through them, the lineup of Ferret inspection cameras make quick work of an otherwise daunting job.

A Ferret Wireless Inspection Camera Does More

The greatest feature of a Ferret inspection camera is its supreme versatility. Since the Ferret camera can be fastened to any rigid stick (such as the Ferret stick), and they come with separate hook and magnet attachments, plus they have a wireless range of up to 50 feet (greater when in line of sight), you can use your Ferret camera for everything from inspecting gutters to scouting out crawlspaces. It also includes a free and easy to use App which allows you to have control over the camera, with 720p HD streaming, providing crisp clear real time images and video directly to your smart device. No matter where you need to get a look in your home, the Ferret inspection camera helps you see and reach where you can’t.

Clean Up Your Living Space with a Ferret Tools Wireless Inspection Camera

The Ferret Tool is excellent for both professional installers and serious DIY enthusiasts. It can save you time and money by making it easy to fish and route cables behind walls without needing expensive equipment, extensive repair work to the walls, or in some cases professional help. All while helping you create a safer, cleaner, and more welcoming environment. Whether installing a new entertainment system, setting up a home office, or adding new cables to your existing system, the Ferret inspection camera is a must-have tool for any homeowner or professional.

So, if you’re ready to create a safer and cleaner living space by hiding those pesky TV cables behind walls, wait no more, and add the Ferret Tool to your arsenal today!

 

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