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In addition to the other answers which correctly note that it is hard to block magnetism, it is a very bad idea to run power and data together because some unfortunate person in the future -- possibly a future version of yourself -- is someday going to try to hang a picture and drive a nail through the wire, just nicking both the data and power cables enough ...


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That is an Erico MP1S bracket. Used for low voltage wiring, the tabs can be bent back and 3/4 conduit attached to it.


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The bracket you have is meant to hold a finish wall plate over the opening that low voltage wiring can or will pass through. You can bend back the tabs you refer to, I presume it is to hold the cabling so it makes a better turn out through the face plate.


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Well, the way I'd find it would be to get a wire tracer. These consist of a transmitter that hooks to one end of the wire to use it as an antenna, and a short-range (and sometimes directional) receiver which you can then use to find the wire emitting that signal. That will let you trace a wire through the wall's surface. (There are several variants of this, ...



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