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Home Depot 12ga wire OK for in wall?


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   AaronG

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Posted January 16 2002 - 09:10 AM

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if the Home Depot 12ga speaker wire is ok for in wall wiring? If it isn't, what should I use?

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Glenise

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Posted January 16 2002 - 09:20 AM

I read on another forum that the HD brand of speaker wires oxidizes.
I bought this brand for my home theater.

www.partsexpress.com

Sound King oxygen free 12 guage speaker wire.
100 feet for $29.00 on sale.
This is what I ordered for $29.00 but it doesn't appear to be on sale right now.

http://www.partsexpr...._ID=2792&DID=7

or just do a search for Sound King by vendor.

#3 of 13 OFFLINE   KrisM

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Posted January 16 2002 - 09:38 AM

I would check with your local electrical codes. In wall wire has a different coating/cover than regular wire. I would hate to somebody have troubles with an insurance claim because of improper wiring.

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Cam S

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Posted January 16 2002 - 09:41 AM

Yes, that wire is the properly UL (I think that's the aproval rating) aproved for in wall wiring. This stuff comes in green and the 14ga comes in blue, which is the stuff I got. Great wire, with a high strand count.
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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Jayson klimek

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Posted January 16 2002 - 02:57 PM

look for a CL2 or CL3 rating on the cable, one or both of those are rated for in wall instalations. but double check with a pro before wasting your cash....

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Glenise

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Posted January 16 2002 - 05:36 PM

Darn it!
I thought you were interested in 12 guage speaker wire from HD for your speakers!
I did read wall wiring.
Oh well.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Cam S

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Posted January 16 2002 - 07:58 PM

Thanks Jayson for clearing the rating up, I guess I could have just looked at my wire. The 14ga blue wire from home depot is CL3 aproved. I didn't get mine from HD, but it's the same stuff.
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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Leo

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Posted January 17 2002 - 09:03 AM

Don't know what your cost limits are but you can use JPS Labs Super Blue Theater wire. It's UL rate for in wall use. JPS Labs I have this wire and their JPS Labs HDTV 75ohm wire running throughout my room.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Tim Kline

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Posted January 17 2002 - 12:05 PM

glad I found this post Posted Image

The speaker wire that I've been using is Monster XP .. I guess it's monster cable's standard spwaker cable... is this stuff ok for going in walls?
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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Cam S

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Posted January 17 2002 - 03:22 PM

If the cable is rated for being used in the wall it wikll be UL rated and will be folowed by either a CL2 or CL3 rating.
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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   KrisM

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Posted January 18 2002 - 09:24 AM

Do any Canadians know if the UL ratings are good enough for us or do we also need a CSA rating as well? Just curious.

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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Roy Wallace

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Posted January 18 2002 - 01:47 PM

Hey Kris:
I spoke to a guy at Home Depot in Edmonton, and he told me that their blue 14GA wire and the green 12GA was perfect for in wall use. He said it met all safety codes with no problem as long as it has that insulated jacket.
I am using the 12GA myself for my new house, and find it very affordable at $0.92 per Meter. That's three feet for you Americans.Posted Image
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#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Roy Wallace

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Posted January 18 2002 - 03:04 PM

I just tried to get on the Canadian Standards website:http://www.csa.ca/standards BUT the electrical page would not open!
I bet there is lots of info there for HT enthusiasts...IF the page would only work!!Posted Image

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