exposed exterior speaker wiring

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all -

    ever since the satellite dish guy drilled a new hole in my living room wall for the cabling, i've been thinking about "expanding" that hole so i can run a pair of speakers to my backyard.

    expanding the hole shouldn't be a problem, but i'm not sure about the speaker wire itself. it won't be run in-wall, so do i need to worry about any about wire rating, etc?

    any thoughts or suggestions are more then welcome!

    thx,

    ted
     
  2. KenA

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    You can buy special outdoor speaker wire. Heavy gauge wire is better, but the most important thing is the protection. My outdoor speaker came with speaker wire that has a heavy rubber sheath around the two inside wires.
     
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    thx ken - i'll be sure to keep that in mind.
     
  4. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Wiring for outdoor low voltage lighting works good as outdoor speaker wire. It looks like black lamp cord, and you can get it as large as 12 ga.

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