How did you run your speaker wires to the rear surrounds?

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  1. Jack Sampson

    Jack Sampson Stunt Coordinator

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    I need to get these speaker wires off the floor. I thought of trying to run them through the ceiling but the crawl space is too small. Also I have tile floors so no going under the carpet. Has anyone used those plastic conduits? Anybody have any other suggestions?
     
  2. DaveHo

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    Mine go through the floor into the basement then up through the walls. I take your on a slab?

    -Dave
     
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    I stapled mine to the walls right underneath the cieling. Looks awful, to be honest, but it's not meant to be a permanent solution.
     
  4. Jeff_CusBlues

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    My HT is in the basement, so I ran the wires along the wall to one speaker and then across the floor to the other. They aren't hidden at all. That's not a good looking solution in a main room, but in my basement, it works fine.
     
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    If you have base moulding, you can remove it and run it behind it, then re-install.
     
  6. Dick Knisely

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    There's also base replacement moulding that have wire conduit in it as well as plastic conduit made to sit on top of the moulding. I've got wire behind a standard base mould and in a conduit on top of it. Both work just fine.

    For the rear surrounds which are mounted up high I took the wire up to a crown moulding in a plastic conduit behind the equipment and then behind the crown moulding around to where the speakers were.
     
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    I have not seen this in person but it might be a fix for some...

    http://www.decorp.com/dewire.htm

    basically some super flat wire that can be painted to match the wall...making it "dissapear"
     
  8. Jack Sampson

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    Interesting... but I think it would just be easier to run a conduit. Thanks....
     
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    I added crown moulding to my room. Perfect for hiding wires, plus looks good to boot.
     
  10. Jack Sampson

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    I've already got a molding around the floor. That's where it makes themost sense to run the wires. Also I've got to go over a door frame. [​IMG]
     

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