Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
you need to plan ahead for how the drywall will go up.
They will cut out holes for any protruding electrical boxes but will literally bury any cables/wires that are just coiled up in the walls. Retrieving the wires and pushing through rubber grommets will be virtually impossible. So basically any wiring needs to terminate in electrical boxes and to make the inspector happy probably the orange low voltage boxes. They need to protrude from the studs the thickness of the planned wall boards. You can put the extra in the walls and hope you can pull it out through the boxes. BE SURE TO TAPE AND WRAP THE ENDS OF ANY HDMI CABLES so that the drywallers don't leave a cake of mud inside the cable ends.
You can use blank covers and drill holes for rubber/plastic grommets for the speaker wires.
So, to be to code, I must have a low voltage box for each speaker, and use a wall plate at each location?
Thanks for the input on the two HDMI cables, definitely a good idea. I'll be sure to test the cables first also.
Should I be running the cables (CL 2 class) through some sort of sleeve, or sock?
Just to make sure I order the correct materials I am going to list links to them here, please let me know if I am forgetting anything.Single hole wall plate
(7) for speakers. Can I use this for the subwoofer cables also?Large hole with grommet
For behind display, 2 HDMI, Power cord, any wires for IR repeater/RF extender (however I end up controlling the products).
Maybe this instead for behind display: high and low voltage
Now for in the closet, where all 7 speaker wires, 2 HDMI cables, 1 subwoofer cables, and 1 or 2 power cables. What style bulk cable outlet should I use, here are a couple I'm considering:With sockDouble bulk cable
Also, any input on IR/RF would be great. I havent gotten much help in the remote forum.
Thanks for the help!
Oh, and these are the low voltage brackets/box I need, right? low voltage orange bracket
In wall speaker cable: here
In wall HDMI cables:here.