Cable Management

Gau

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does anyone know where to get a cable management system, like one of those ribbed 1"-2" tubes with a slit down the center that you can gather all the cables into?
I have so many cables running behind my tv and computer that its driving me nuts.

i ran a search for "Cable management" and didnt come up with anything. If anyone could tell me what else it could be called maybe my search could be better.
thanks
 

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you can try your local auto parts store
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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I’ve had better luck getting large-diameter split-loom from the auto parts stores than the electronics parts outlets. But that was back before the Internet.


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Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

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Radio Shack carries it as does Staples. Suggest you keep your power and andio/video wires separated in different tubes.

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thanks for the headsup Mort. I will seperate the power from the signals.
I'm going to check home depot and radio shack tonight to see what I can scrounge up.
 

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Fry's has it in the larger diameter. I don't know if they have it on their online store (www.outpost.com). I use a combination of this loom and those velcro ties. Be aware that Home Depot seems to be a ripoff on the velcro ties and most are 5 or 6 to a package for $5, but they also sell a roll of 50 (25 black, 25 gray) for just a few dollars more. I used 20+ just hooking up my TV, Directv recv, preamp, amp, DVD and sirius tuner and then loomed everything that is not inside the cabinet (behind the TV).
 

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Check out one of our sponsors CableOrganizer.com They have all sorts of cool cable management solutions, plus you would be supporting the forum at the same time
 

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Does anyone know where I can find pics of how a HT would look like with cable management? Thanks
 

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Here is some advice on cable management:

Put your reciever on the bottom shelf. This will let the speaker wires flow away from things without being near the interconnects.

(Put the other un-touched devices like Sat reciever/CATV box above the reciever. Save the top shelves for components you touch like the DVD or Game system).

Look at the back of all your electronics and pick a side where most of the AC power cords come out. Put a power-strip on this side and run your AC cords to this far-side of your rack. ( A nylon cable tie for the topmost device can create a "tree" that all the other power cords can attach to.

Now you can let the interconnects dangle down the middle or use velcro straps/plastic loom to loosely bundle things. Do not tightly bundle your interconnects. We have had some members do this and notice interference problems.

Another idea: Label both ends of your power cords with a simple A/B/C.. so you know which plug goes to which device.

I had just put all my AC power cords in a wire-loom and a week or so later my Sat Reciever started having trouble. I called Dish tech support and after a few minutes of playing, I was instructed to un-plug the reciever from the AC power to allow the reciever to reset.

6 plugs...all black...in a thick bundle of wire loom (sigh) Murphys law of cable management strikes again.
 

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Thank you for your tips, Bob. They were really helpful. I just asked for a pic because I would not know if I am doing the right thing here. If the receiver cannot be placed at the bottom (on my rack the 3rd shelf from the bottom has an extra support and I thought it would be safer for the receiver since it is the heaviest component.Although closer to the bottom would be better for balance) can I use a slit wire loom for the speaker wires? I was just wondering if I could see how the
 

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