I am currently busy with the renovation of a house I bought in Belgium. My renovation project can be followed here.
I was really amazed by the features of the squeezebox, except for 1 thing...the mounting, or lack of, option. I therefor tried to create my own one...
Below you can find the steps I took.
In Belgium we have 3 major players when it comes to electrical household components, namely Niko, Bticino and Legrand.
My preference went to the Mosaic 45 line of Legrand.
To create the in-wall system I used a standard 6 module (1 module=22.5mm) wide coverplate, wall mounting box and frame from Legrand.
The advantage of this setup is that I can place such a module in each room and fit them with blind plates until
I have raised the money to buy extra squeezeboxes...until then the room still looks nice without cables comming out of the wall ;)
An example of such a blind plate can be seen here. To cover the complete hole, you need 3 of them.
Any comments can be sent to linuxtuxie at users.sf.net
Below you find my shopping list...
|Legrand Mosaic 45 metal frame 748 06||1||Yes|
|Legrand Mosaic 45 coverplate white (RAL 9010) 750 14||1||Yes|
|Legrand Superbox 891 27||1||Optional|
|Legrand Batik box 892 61||3||Optional|
|Legrand blind plate 743 92||3||Optional|
|M3 x 30mm bolt||2||Yes|
This item doesn't need any introduction...
The original 6 module horizontal Legrand Mosaic 45 coverplate
The original Legrand Superbox wall mount box, which can be cemented into a brick wall.
You can also use the Batik (or similar) wall mount boxes. You need 3 Batik boxes from Legrand and join
them together. These batik boxes are also made to be cemented into a brick wall.
An image of such a batik box can be found here
The original 6 module horizontal Legrand metal frame
First of all we need to remove the front cover of the squeezebox by
unscrewing the T10 screws at the back of the squeezebox.
Secondly we need to remove the actual squeezebox hardware by unscrewing
the four T10 screws as shown below.
Now we get access to the 2 philips screws which hold the bracket
in place...these also need to be unscrewed ofcourse :)
A picture of the dismantled squeezebox.
The hole of the Mosaic 45 coverplate is a little bit to small, we therefor
need to remove some plastic at the back as shown below.
The distance can be obtained by fitting the back of the squeezebox in the hole.
Here you see that we have cut out a bit of the plastic to make the
backcover of the squeezebox fit in the coverplate. I have also already marked
the 2 holes by using a long pencil.
The coverplate again...but now with the 2 drilled holes of 3mm.
You now need to use a nut and bolt of 3 mm and mount it as shown below.
Make sure they are securely thigthened. Note that the nut needs to sink
into the backcover, use a very small screwdriver to stop the nut from spinning
around inside the backover if necessary
Here you see the mounted result.
Now we first need to assemble the complete squeezebox again. After that we
can mount the complete squeezebox onto the coverplate as shown below by placing
the last two 3mm nuts.
Another angle shot...
Yet another one...
And finaly we can click the coverplate on the metal frame...
Here you can see the batik boxes built into the wall. A power cable, audio cable and cat5 cable are present.
All the cables have received their proper connector now.
And here you can see the final result.