Hidden wiring suggestions

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by ian-w, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. ian-w

    ian-w Auditioning

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    I just bought a new home [​IMG] which was unfortunately not prewired for home theater [​IMG]. I need to get my surround wiring from one side of the living room to the other, and at the same to minimize the wire exposure.

    Here are the problems :
    1. I have no basement whatsoever.
    2. The living room has no "corners" on either side of the home theater system - each corner has a doorway with fitted carpetting, which I can't seem to lift easily.

    Ideally I would prefer to do this in-wall, but can't figure out how I am going to thread the wiring through a wall, then a ceiling (no, not an attic), and then down the other wall. I'm new to this so I have limited capabilities and would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks
    Ian
    PS. Where would be the best place to buy speaker wiring with 6 wires (3 surround speakers) housed in a single casing? Is there even such a thing?
     
  2. ifor

    ifor Auditioning

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    looks like you will have to go under the carpet using flat speaker wire.
    you can lift the carpet by taking the baseboard off under by lifting it up using pliers (my choice are needle nose).
    there are (to my knowledge) no such cable as 3 sets of speaker wire in one casing.
    good luck.
     
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  4. ian-w

    ian-w Auditioning

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    Thanks for all the advice.

    I went for the most obtrusive option, which was running the cabling under some pretty neat cable runners I found at Home Depot - it hides the wiring and blends in well, and costs $4.70/5 ft. The only place I had a problem was the doorway because I had to put the runners along the ceiling, which is that bubbly, crappy stuff where they mix paint with polystyrene balls (don't recall the name now). Anyway, with a little glue (well, a lot actually) that went across well and the rest was easy [​IMG]

    Thanks again.
    Ian
     

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