Hiding Vertical Run of Wire

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  1. Larry J

    Larry J Agent

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    Just did my second home theater (new home). Can't believe I forgot to run wire in one wall before drywalling. I need to run speaker wire vertically to connect to a speaker at about 5'. Is it safe to cut a channel in drywall, bury the speaker wire, then cover with joint compound and repaint? I know I can't do this with electrical, but what about speaker cable?
     
  2. Eric Samonte

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    I suggest u just "fish" that spkr wire behind the drywall. I've done it on all my 7 spkrs and it looks pretty clean. What ur thinking is pretty drastic and too much work. Now if u don't have any experience on this, contact an electrician and have him to do it. U can also google it and see if ur up to it.
     
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    If it's a Hollow wall ( no insulation) I would suggest using the Chain and magnet trick. Drill a small hole where you want the wire to come out and another directly below where the wire needs to go into the wall then drop the chain into the wall and pull it out through the bottom with the magnetic ended Retriever. It's the cheapest and best tool on the market!

    http://www.lsdinc.com/cgi-local/sear...teblowup2.html

    Other Wall fishing equipment can be purchased for insulated walls, but you will need a slightly bigger hole. Check out the full line of LSD (Labor Saving Devices) on their site.

    http://www.lsdinc.com/cgi-local/sear...tput_number=20

    The entire company was founded by a former installer who designed these and many other tools Specifially for Retro installation of low voltage wiring. They also offer a wide variety of installation (retro) video training. I've met the "designer/founder/trainer" I believe his name was "Roy" Really cool guy who really knew is stuff!

    http://www.lsdinc.com/cgi-local/load...aboutLSDI.html
     

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