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Cost of having wirings installed

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Jim_Lan, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Jim_Lan

    Jim_Lan Agent

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    I'm in the last stages of setting up a home theater system. For the front speakers and sub I can just run the wires along the front wall and they are mostly hidded by the speakers, audio cabinet and TV.. But for the surround, I want to run the wires through the wall - down to my unfinished basement and then back up the back wall to the speakers. I've read lots of forums that talk about snaking wires, but I'm afraid I will mess that up.. If I have an AV installer come in and do it, what should I expect to pay. I know it all depends on room and basement, but anyone had this done, or anyone care to guess at what an average cost would be?
     
  2. anth_c

    anth_c Stunt Coordinator

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    Jim,

    Since you have access from the basement, I think it should be less than $100 per speaker for labor and materials. However, I don't know how many custom shops will want to come out for just two wire runs. Anyone else have any thoughts?
     
  3. Mathew Shelby

    Mathew Shelby Second Unit

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    Most custom shops usually have minimums like 4 hours and 2 men. When I got my cable installed, I asked the cable guy how much to do speaker wire pulls on the side and he was very reasonable. I bought the wire at home depot and he fished it for me.
     
  4. Jim_Lan

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    Thanks guys, I guess I'll call the guy that sold me the receiver and see if I can get the estimate.. If it seems high I see if I can talk him into some "overtime"
     
  5. Jamie Colquhoun

    Jamie Colquhoun Auditioning

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    Where are you located? If you are in NJ, I'll give you a good price.
     

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