OK - I am in FREAK-OUT mode right now. As some of you know my home was badly damaged during hurricane Charley. After countless long delays (insurance, window shortage, etc.) we finally are nearing the end. I recently took advantage of the situation when the drywall was being replaced to run speakerwire throughout. I even ran it to several alternate locations - being careful to mark all ends with bands of tape so I could identify them even if they are painted. I ran a total of eight lines plus a subwoofer cable and a 50' run of SPDIF coax RCA ends - for audio. (I keep my DVD player near the projector) It was a real nice cable - cost me well over $100. I cut a generous length in the speaker lines to give me plenty of working slack in the set up on both ends. I bundled the ends nicely - but there was too much to cram into the outlet box. Today I go over to inspect the work the drywallers are doing. They had already dry-ed in the entertainment center when I got there. The JERKOFFS cut off all but six inches of my wires including the ends of the SPDIF and Sub line!!! They just chopped it off!! Just to fit on a 2X3 piece of drywall! Nevermind that it was neatly bundled coming from an outlet box in a built in entertainment center!!! Tweedledee -"WTF is all this wire?" Tweedledumb-"Fukit! I don't know. Must be nothing. Lets chop it off!" Tweedledee -"Should't we ask?" Tweedledumb-"Nah, why would they want all this wire in their entertainment center? Lets clean it up for them!" OMFG! I am going to have a heart attack! I figure I can get a couple of speaker outlets and put them in with the small amount of slack they left. (Whats a few hours trying to figure out which line leads where?) I can then wire to those outlets when I set up. The Sub cable isn't so bad either because the sub is right near the entertainment center and we can easily rout to it. The biggie is the audio coax. I had a 50 foot run going under the subfloor through the downstairs ceiling and up the wall where the projector and DVD player are to be located. (yes, they cut the other end off too! Assholes!) So now my builder (who also is insanely pissed at them) is looking to see if he can find an AV guy to replace it Sunday. If not then I am S.O.L. We can't hold up the job for a week while I order a new one (the longest run avaliable in town is 25' at Circut City) We've been out of our home nearly a year and have other subs lined up after this job is supposed to be done. One week delay could domino into a month!!! So if we don't get it tomorrow we may not have it at all. Maybe there is a shortcut. I know some folks like to make their own coax audio. Could I just splice the ends back on? There is well over 6" slack between the cut and the ends. Would it have a noticeable effect on the performance and be no different than any other cable where someone put their own plugs on? Or maybe I can make my own? I've heard of people doing that with regular coax - would it be any good? Gawd I hope that I can fix this! Not for the subcontractors sake - but my own. We can't afford any more delays than we've already faced, and I hate the thought of having the cable across my livingroom again. Please, is there a way to restore my SPDIF cable or making a replacement? I am panicked - "Help me HTF - You're my only hope!