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I'm wondering what the easiest (but still professional) way to route cable to my rear speakers. Here is the room. Behind the TV and to the right of the tv is the outside of the house. There are doors on both sides of the room so running it inside the base molding is out. I'm thinking about just going strait outside and running the cable out there. Is this a bad idea? Would I need a special type of cable for this?

post #2 of 9
If you're going to run it outside, I'd put it in a conduit for mechanical and environmental protection.
post #3 of 9
+1 to what alpha niner said if you go that route.

there are some "flat" cables that are designed specifically to be run underneath carpet. a search on "flat speaker wire" pulls up many results.
post #4 of 9
You should get your walls and floor checked. They're all really warped!
post #5 of 9
Add cove molding at the wall/ceiling joints. It would dress the room up too.
post #6 of 9
Flat wire under the carpet.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by BirdRider View Post

I'm wondering what the easiest (but still professional) way to route cable to my rear speakers.

What's downstairs and upstairs?

Drilling a hole in the toe plate and running wire through floor joists is easy with a basement and wouldn't be too hard with a crawl space although you'd want knee pads, long sleeves, and a head lamp.

Fishing up through a wall into a crawl space beneath the roof is pretty easy too and there's often enough room to stand up there. Wear long sleeves and pants and stay away from fiberglass insulation - that stuff itches.

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Here is the room. Behind the TV and to the right of the tv is the outside of the house. There are doors on both sides of the room so running it inside the base molding is out. I'm thinking about just going strait outside and running the cable out there. Is this a bad idea?

That would look bad.
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt View Post

What's downstairs and upstairs?

Drilling a hole in the toe plate and running wire through floor joists is easy with a basement and wouldn't be too hard with a crawl space although you'd want knee pads, long sleeves, and a head lamp.

Fishing up through a wall into a crawl space beneath the roof is pretty easy too and there's often enough room to stand up there. Wear long sleeves and pants and stay away from fiberglass insulation - that stuff itches.



That would look bad.

running it outside is a bad idea. get a gang plate behind TV and fish the wires from the attic.
post #9 of 9
You would have to remove some drywall so the wire fits behind the baseboard.
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I think this is the best way to go about it if you have no attic, crawl space, or basement. No drywall patching and best looking IMO. The rear speakers might be a little close to the seating area because you would set one up right next to the door molding. If you don't mind it, you can set one high above the door close to the ceiling angled down.
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