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Fix'n it 02-03-2013 12:34 PM

Roxul, running wire in wall
i want to run a speaker wire inside of an outside wall. this wall has roxul in it.
is there, and what, would be a good way to run this wire without destroying the insulation ? it would be about 6' up down to the floor.

joecaption 02-03-2013 04:16 PM

Look in the Fishing area at the flat wire or one of the fish sticks.

Fix'n it 02-03-2013 09:49 PM

yeah, i have a fish tape i am thinking that will do it. but i like to ask first.

joecaption 02-04-2013 12:08 AM

Not likly a reguler fish tape will work but worth a try.
It's going to try and keep curling up.
Like trying to push a rope.

Nailbags 02-05-2013 08:43 AM

Well there is a few ways to do it run the wire under the floor through crawl space. 2 cut the sheetrock off six inches off the floor and then you can move the insulation around and drill holes etc. you then have a patch job to do and a mess to clean up. I would run it over or under the area.

rebelranger 02-06-2013 12:16 AM

Or cut the drywall about 1/2 inch from floor run wire then nail trim at base, ensure you are nailing above the wire. I've seen guys lay the wire on the ground push the trim flush to the wall and nail. The bottom of the trim has a very slight bulge but nothing anyone notices unless you know it's there. Or pay a few extra bucks and go all wireless.

Fix'n it 02-06-2013 08:51 PM

thanx for the advice. but i am not talking about running it "along" the floor. i am talking running it vertical, up to a surround speaker.

i am a little behind on current HT tech. but what i know of wireless is, its crap. i have somewhat of a high end system = to most people is it FREAKIN AWESOME ! to me, i need a bigger screen and a lot bigger subs.

Fix'n it 02-06-2013 09:02 PM

here is what i want to run inside the wall.

rebelranger 02-06-2013 09:07 PM

If it was me, those component speakers could be run via wireless. However I like 0 cracking in my midrange so I would get some beefier speaker wire (like 14AWG or at least 16AWG) and then use a wire snake inside the wall. Snaking wires SUCKS! but is worth it in the end....usually.

Fix'n it 02-06-2013 09:43 PM

thats 12gage wire. and i like 0 crackling at any range.

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