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Drywall has to come up! Where should I run conduit for future plans?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm building a new house but it has an insulated concrete form basement, this has to be drywalled to meet code before we can actually live there. I plan on putting in a theater gradually and meticulously over time but the dry wall has to go over the exterior walls and want to make sure it doesn't cause headaches down the road.

Where should I run conduit for future plans/speakers?

The red indicates walls that must be finished. All other walls/doors are not finalized. The ceiling is also unfinished. Thanks!
Edited by killswitch1968 - 3/5/13 at 8:31pm
post #2 of 8
You might consider having them throw in the cheapest, thinnest, poorly finished drywall possible, and rip it out later, if you want to put in a lot of effort for the HT down the road. A good deal of the HT work is done before the drywall goes up.
post #3 of 8
First draw a diagram of how you intend to use the room, where the screen and seating will be. Then determine speaker, projector, and equipment locations. After that you can connect the dots.

Having said that looking at the red-lined walls and the layout you can build a theater in that space without disturbing the perimeter walls for wiring. Really don't need to pay anything extra for conduit at this time. You can build a false wall for the screen in front of the perimeter wall. Hiding your speakers. As long as the ceiling is open you will be able to do just about everything after the fact. The only thing I would consider is to identify where you are likely to put all your electronics and focus on getting a couple dedicated 20 amp circuits, internet and TV cabling to that location.

You may want to disturb the walls in the future if your plans for a theater include aggressive soundproofing. In that cast it will need to all come down in the theater space, You will add clips and channel and two layers of 5/8 drywall. You might ask them to not glue the drywall if that is their normal approach.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice everyone. I think Neurorad is probably right and my best bet is justo dry all it with something easy to pull down. It's not a huge length of wall so hopefully won't be too annoying to replace.
post #5 of 8
Ask the inspector what the minimum drywall finish level would be, to pass inspection.

post #6 of 8
easy to pull down means NO GLUE
post #7 of 8
Nice big room. How tall is it?
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tedd View Post

Nice big room. How tall is it?

It's a 9' ceiling. The dimensions are not quite prefect acoustically but otherwise it's a nice room overall for the theater.
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