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thanks, Chris-I'm leaning towards the middle one as well. I saw a hot fuschia one with sparkles on eBay that may be right up your alley .
post #1862 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

I'm about to run speakerwire for surrounds through the drywall and back out near the baseboard, and I'm looking for suggestions on what type of grommet/bushing/plug to use. Since it will be in plain view I don't want to use a large jack or wall plate, and I was looking for something small, subtle, and decent looking (has to be white to match baseboards, walls, and techflex). Can anybody recommend any of these?

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I used ones similar to the one in the middle picture for my surrounds a couple of years ago. They were pretty simple to put in. I just drilled a hole and pressed them in. They provide a fairly clean look and keep the wires from tearing bigger holes in the drywall. That's pretty much all I needed.

I decided to go with the white rather than pink sparkled ones. We'll try not to judge you if you decide to go with the sparkly ones though.
post #1863 of 3539
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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

I used ones similar to the one in the middle picture for my surrounds a couple of years ago. They were pretty simple to put in. I just drilled a hole and pressed them in. They provide a fairly clean look and keep the wires from tearing bigger holes in the drywall. That's pretty much all I needed.

I decided to go with the white rather than pink sparkled ones. We'll try not to judge you if you decide to go with the sparkly ones though.

Cool, thanks. I'll post a pic or two afterwards.
post #1864 of 3539
^^^

i'm VERY disappointed you aren't going for the hot fuchsia... you could use it as a conversation piece...

of course, that comes from a man who used to have a laundry room painted like this...



for the curious, the transformation to "normal" ( ) is documented in pictures here...

clicky
post #1865 of 3539
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Originally Posted by holt7153 View Post

Cool, thanks. I'll post a pic or two afterwards.

y'know...

could you come underneath the baseboard, then run the wire under the carpet and make a small hole in the carpet right underneath the speaker and bring it up that way?

then the wire would disappear entirely...
post #1866 of 3539
I ran mine under the base and then to the speaker next to the base in the rear.

post #1867 of 3539
^^^

yea, something like that would work even better, as it allows a bit more speaker flexibility...
post #1868 of 3539
it is actually coming from the base. I dont have it through the carpet.
post #1869 of 3539
Good ideas fellas, thanks. I suppose I could do what you mention--pull the carpet back, drill at the very bottom of the baseboard, pull the wire through, and replace/retack the carpet. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience in this area so the "botch factor" is there . I do like the idea of making the speakerwire disappear as I've spent considerable time doing this behind my TV stand/rack. Definitely something for me to look into.

Chris-love the transition of your laundry room. Before the remodel I bet it was a killer place to hang out on mushrooms .
post #1870 of 3539
Chris, very nice transformation of your laundry room. I can appreciate the latter, but really dig the former.

My latest effort for my surrounds and my mains, end result, 6awg feed.


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Here is my first try......









What do you guys think?
post #1872 of 3539
^^^

looks good...

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Chris-love the transition of your laundry room. Before the remodel I bet it was a killer place to hang out on mushrooms .

thanks... how do you think the colors got originally chosen?

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Chris, very nice transformation of your laundry room. I can appreciate the latter, but really dig the former.

My latest effort for my surrounds and my mains, end result, 6awg feed.

thanks... i kinda miss the old psychedelic look, to be honest...

6awg! whatcha using for cable? i'm toying with the idea of making a couple of garden hoses for the mains...
post #1873 of 3539
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

i'm toying with the idea of making a couple of garden hoses for the mains...

As you have them ready, please post some pics..........lol
post #1874 of 3539
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Here is my first try......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7643221...57629469137268

What do you guys think?

Very nice!
post #1875 of 3539
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

looks good...



thanks... how do you think the colors got originally chosen?



thanks... i kinda miss the old psychedelic look, to be honest...

6awg! whatcha using for cable? i'm toying with the idea of making a couple of garden hoses for the mains...


look on page 61 for the size of the ones i made... they are humongous
post #1876 of 3539
^^^

me likey...

is that standard 12/4 soow cord you used?
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^^^

me likey...

is that standard 12/4 soow cord you used?



yep thats the stuff, its heavy
post #1878 of 3539
^^^

cool thanks...

what size techflex did you use?
post #1879 of 3539
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Here is my first try......

What do you guys think?

First rate pro right out of the box! Great first effort!

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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

6awg! whatcha using for cable? i'm toying with the idea of making a couple of garden hoses for the mains...

I've got 12/4 but twisted it together to make 6/2.
post #1880 of 3539
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^^^

cool thanks...

what size techflex did you use?



3/8th but it was really snug, and would probably show through bit except the casing is black and so is 1/2 the tech flex so it looks fine but id say go with a bit larger size would probably be ideal
post #1881 of 3539
heres a pic of them as finished as i think they're going to get, can't find any banana pants of a size that will fit these easily, so i just went with heat shrink instead.. set up for bi wire currently, but i left enough unshielded wires on the one end to easily convert to bi amping by removing the heat shrink and adding a 2nd set of banana plugs. also having the one end longer makes it much easier to bend the wire behind your entertainment unit than the stiff garden hose lol

my old pair of mono price 12/2 in wall's for size comparison




post #1882 of 3539
Are those right angle compression plugs?
post #1883 of 3539
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Are those right angle compression plugs?



yea, makes it a little easier inside the av stand.. i don't like the look of them, but they are behind the amp so whatever
post #1884 of 3539
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yea, makes it a little easier inside the av stand.. i don't like the look of them, but they are behind the amp so whatever

A couple of my friends have joked about mine and they're on the speaker side. My one buddy said they look like spark plugs . Somewhere buried in this thread there are pics.
post #1885 of 3539
I am going to attempt to make my own after reading this thread. I am going to use this wire Monoprice 14g and the banana plugs I am currently using (they are re-useable right?). I am going to get black flex jacketing. The one thing that I cant seem to find the shiny black vinyl looking covering that is at the end of the cable I see in these photos.
post #1886 of 3539
If you're referring to cable pants many of us get them from Parts Express. If you need help with anything let us know.

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...at&srchCat=873
post #1887 of 3539
here is the short cable I made for my center channel today. I will be changing my cables from 12 gauge to 10 and changing colors from black to rattlesnake.

Let me know what you guys think.

post #1888 of 3539
^^^

Looks good without the pants I think. I have the same GLS plugs and rattlesnake techflex, but used pants.

Honestly, we have so many snakes here I'm not nuts about the pattern, but at least it matches my carpet and room.

I would like to find a nylon or other cloth alternative to the techflex to soften the cables and make them a bit more easy to work with but I haven't found anything that I might use. Any ideas?
post #1889 of 3539
there are pants on there, actually a skirt with gloss shrink.
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

Honestly, we have so many snakes here I'm not nuts about the pattern

That was my initial reaction as well-I hike regularly with my dog and spend most of my time trying to avoid rattlesnakes. Nice cables, Nezff.

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