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Old 10-07-2017, 04:09 AM   #1
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Removed King Directional handle; need ideas to hide holes

I replaced the king directional HD antenna with the omni-directional antenna. I no longer need to tune it so removed the inside handle. Of course, now I have a hole in my ceiling and need ideas of what to put over it to cover it up? I was thinking of a puck LED light but having a hard time finding one about 7" in dimension to cover the big hole and screw holes. One of my friends suggested a disco ball but I still want other ideas before I let my hair grow out anymore and buy bell bottom pants. Let the ideas begin. TIA
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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I replaced the king directional HD antenna with the omni-directional antenna. I no longer need to tune it so removed the inside handle. Of course, now I have a hole in my ceiling and need ideas of what to put over it to cover it up? I was thinking of a puck LED light but having a hard time finding one about 7" in dimension to cover the big hole and screw holes. One of my friends suggested a disco ball but I still want other ideas before I let my hair grow out anymore and buy bell bottom pants. Let the ideas begin. TIA
Don't know how big they are but they sell white round plates that cover a electrical ceiling box for new constuction that covers the mount if you don't have a ceiling fan installed
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:26 AM   #3
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It's 5.5 inches
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:34 PM   #4
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Wow! I replaced my stock Omni-directional antenna on my last TT with the King Jack antenna which worked way better. I don't remember the hole being that large.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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You can replace it with a nice thin type smoke alarm at any big box store would look nice be functional and look like it was meant to be there.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:05 PM   #6
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I like the smoke detector idea. Or, maybe a factory light assy if it will cover the big hole...
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:39 PM   #7
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I like the smoke detector idea. Or, maybe a factory light assy if it will cover the big hole...
I like the light idea just not sure how I would get power to it. Can't seem to find a battery powered Puck light 7 inches in diameter which is what I need to cover everything up.
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:53 PM   #8
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Why'd don't you just replace the cover. Only you will know it doesn't do anything.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:42 PM   #9
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You might find a ceiling speaker grill that would be big enough to cover all the holes.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:21 AM   #10
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Thanks for the ideas. I am looking for something functional that doesn't require me to run power or any type of cabling to that stop. I think I found a battery operated LED light that will fit the space and cover everything up.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:37 PM   #11
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It's been a while but I finally remembered to come back and post the picture of what I used to cover up the hole. I decided on a light because it covered everything up the best and looks the best in my opinion. It's not wired yet as I still am deciding if I want to wire it independently or to the current lighting in the ceiling. It looks good though.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:05 PM   #12
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Looks factory to me. Very nice!
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:19 PM   #13
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Looks good to me!
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I would go with 12v light. Remove nearest light and push coat hanger thru insulation. Tape wire to hanger, pull it out and done. May run into crossmember - but a little bending will get it thru. If you get close to Houston in the next month or two I will help.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:27 PM   #15
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Sounds good. I might just take you up on that offer.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:27 PM   #16
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That fits well. Like Chuck said, push a coat hanger through the foam from the next light over.
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It's been a while but I finally remembered to come back and post the picture of what I used to cover up the hole. I decided on a light because it covered everything up the best and looks the best in my opinion. It's not wired yet as I still am deciding if I want to wire it independently or to the current lighting in the ceiling. It looks good though.

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It looks good enough to have always been there!
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