Running Wires along the walls

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  1. Lanny_B

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    I'm remodeling my basement room for HT, and I'm a newb at this. I'd thinking about running the wires through the framing before sheetrocking the walls, but then I thought "What if I want to upgrade wires later, or change where things are?" So, is there a good way of doing this so that you can feed and unfeed wires through the walls later?

    I thought maybe of running them on the outside of the walls, and then having a cover or something that covers them up - is there something like that? My wife suggested running them inside the molding, but I told her that wouldn't be thick enough. Plus, I'd like to be able to access it later.
     
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    You didn’t mention the kind of wires, but if you’re talking abut speaker wire for the rear speakers, just run CL3-rated 12ga. and you’ll never have to upgrade. If you think you one day might do a 6.1 or 7.1 system, you can run the wires and have them in place for later use.

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  3. David Broome

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    Buy lots of conduit from Home Depot and run that to anywhere you might need a wire (all speakers, and the ceiling for a future FP). And make sure to add a pull wire in it.

    Do a search here for pre-wiring and conduit and terms like that for a LOT of information...
     
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    I've been looking into it some, and it's coming time to do it. I still don't know where's a good place to order some good wire from, though.

    I'm thinking of doing the conduits all in-wall, but is there such a thing as good-looking conduits that run outside the wall?
     
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