Originally Posted by snorton007
Well looks like you now have the experience running wire through the attic...I on the otherhand do not,
I crawled around up there and looks like it won't be too bad
I'll be going through the exterior wall(behind the couch) and up-n-over through the attic. What was the method you used to get your wiring to the other side? I'm thinking about drilling a small hole just big enough for the wire where my surround left and right will be, then somehow trying to grab it and pull it up and over. Then send it back down the other side to feed into my receiver...Is that how you did it?
Well, I too wanted small holes in my walls for the speaker wire to enter and go to the attic, but it cannot be done. I ended up putting in old work boxes (the ones without the backs) next to where my speakers went. You can then get any cover plate you prefer, such as this:http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
You must have a fish tape..it can be found at any hardware store. From where you intalled your old work box, go straight up and in the attic you have to drill through your top plate of that wall, in that location. I used a 1" paddle bit for this. It is helpfull you have some reference to where you are at in the attic. Like if you have an electrical outlet on your wall, then in the attic there is probably a hole in the topplate directly above the outlet with wires going down to it.
You put the fish tape down the hole in the top plate and fish it out of the hole in the drywall you made. Then use that to pull your cable up the wall and into the attic.
You repeat this process with every speaker you have, or want to run through the attic then do it again in the reverse order behind your TV/AVR to pull all wires down to it.
It really is not that hard once you get started, and it is best to have a helper so you don't have to come out of the attic so much to do everything.
I just did my research from various google searches and went for it.