Cable conduits?

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  1. Mark Shannon

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    Ok, we're in the process of painting the entire basement right now, which is where my HT is... pulling the TV out (so we can paint the walls) I have notided the atrocious mess of wires behind it...

    I can only think of one thing right now...to organize them and keep specific wires together somehow...

    I was thinking of using conduits of some sort in order to do this... Problem is, I don't really want to spend loads of money on the special ones... a couple weeks ago I was at Home Depot, and I saw some transparent rubber tubing, bout and inch diameter... I'm not too sure what the cost is per foot..

    What I would like to know is if this is a good alternative?

    I don't want to use ties or the plastic tightening things, as I've heard of them digging in to the wires, plus, they can't really be loosened...

    Any help would be appreciated...

    PS., I'll get some pics up of the new paint when it's done... we're in the process of applying the second coats right now (though I'm afraid it might take more coats thant that).
     
  2. Chip_Slattery

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    Mark,

    You may want to look into the following at Home Depot:

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    Buchanan
    5' Flexible Tubing 1" Diameter
    Model: #772242
    SKU: #364720
    Price: $2.79

    - Flexible - cuts easily to desired length
    - Splits open for neat "bundling" of wire jobs
    - Snaps shut to create a continuous protective cover

    Conduit Type: Flex Non-Metallic
    Length: 5'
    Trade Size: 1"
    Manufacturer: Buchanan
    SKU #: 364720
    UPC #: 781789722429
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    Info above taken directly from HD's website. Search on the SKU and you'll find the info.

    It's also available in 1/2" and 3/4" diameters.
     
  3. Mark Shannon

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    So, that would be about $4 CDN per every 5 feet...

    Looks like it would work...what I was talking about was just a rubber tube that look like it coyuld be used for water pumps or the sort...

    I'm just looking for the cheapest route out...
     
  4. MikeWh

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    Mark,

    If I understand you correctly, you're just looking to organize the wires, and not necessarily mount them to a wall (like what you'd do with "normal" conduit or "raceways"). Is that right? If so, I usually see two common types:

    "split loom tubing"--
    http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdet...D=452&CATID=19
    Or: http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....ctGroup_ID=260


    "spiral wrap"--
    http://cableorganizer.com/spiral-wrap/colored.html

    Home Depot and Lowes carry these and other "wire management" accessories.
     
  5. MikeWh

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    The stuff in Chip's post looks like split loom tubing... didn't recognize it by the description-- I'm assuming "splits open" means it has a slit in it (and you don't have to cut it open), and "snaps shut" means "closes".... as the split loom that I've seen doesn't normally "snap."
     

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