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Offline MauiMana

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Exposing Wire for 'Inside-Mount' Motorized Shades
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:06:06 am »
I'm doing new construction, about to prewire 14/3 (24V power) and CAT5E (control) from media closet to each window in preparation for motorized shades. I'd really like to have the motorized shades mount inside the window frames (as opposed to above the windows) so I'm looking for recommendations and/or tips for the best location to have the wire exit the window frame/jamb in relation to the end bracket of the motor (likely using Somfy Sonesse Ultra 50 DC motors). I know the exit point should obviously be very close to the bracket but before I drill holes in our wood clad windows I really want to be sure I'm having the wire exit at the most suitable location as well as in as clean a manner as possible. And to this last point, some of the motorized shades will be a follow on project so I'm basically looking for any tips for how to cleanly terminate the exit points within the window frames. Any help would be much appreciated. And if possible, any pics would also be great...