Originally Posted by ktkelly
AVS Forums has changed several times over the years.
But, to be honest, that's not the best place for DIY advice since most of the advice you'll get is from people just like yourself who really have no idea.
The silver wire you mentioned IS a drain wire. It is not connected to anything on one end.
Yeah AVS, as I remembered it if it's the same site we're thinking of, used to have a darker site, now it's a white background so it seemed strange. Good tips there on the projector purchase and screen building (don't even use a screen anymore, most / all of my video media is '.avi' compressed with xvid so quality's not that high anyways - def not a high end setup, just great to have a 6' diagonal screen!!!)
What is a drain wire?
Originally Posted by NateHanson
. . . and in your last thread too. 3 or 4 people warned against cutting the plug off, and wiring the cord into a junction box.
I know I know, but sometimes it's hard to gauge what's accurate or not, or ways to cleverly do things that aren't quite the norm. I do realize I'm kind of fishing for an answer I like and I do apologize for that, but I just cannot wrap my head around why there's no way for me to do this. Whether it's 3 or 4 wires inside that cable, it just doesn't seem logical that I cannot cut it open and hardwire appropriately if I have the right parts/tools at my disposal - it just doesn't make sense to me that I have to go straight plug and there's zero chance of anything that will work besides that.
Sorry if this is annoying and it seems I'm just asking the same question different ways, I just cannot see why I need to order a new cord for this and install a new junction/outlet box in the attic (although I guess it'd need to be installed in the ceiling instead), I don't get the reason why and that makes me think there is a way around this, a way to make it work with what's currently on hand.
I hope I don't come across as just asking questions and not applying things - you guys are great, the response times here aren't the greatest (due to it being a relatively low traffic board), but, damn, have you guys ever helped me with my first house. Honestly you should see this place, the before and after pictures are just ridiculous, it's like a whole new house, and w/o you guys this would've taken twice as long and came out half as good. Crazy respect to everyone here who helps others. I hate being the one asking the questions and not helping, hell, if you guys need info on stuff like bodybuilding/nutrition/strength/sport training, pm me because I'm a prominent veteran member on a major training board where I just answer questions and help others - this is one of the first forums I've been in where I'm on the asking side and not the helping side lol!!