or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms › Low voltage conduit rough-in question
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Low voltage conduit rough-in question

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am about 5 weeks out from doing the low voltage rough-in in my new house and had some questions for the gang here at AVS:

I'm going to be running 1" carlon orange conduit from all my LV boxes to a structured wiring panel. My wiring panel will chase to the attic where necessary and I was wondering what the best practice/code compliant method was for reducing my 1" conduit runs down to the chase. Will I need a junction box somewhere in the attic? Can I just leave the 1" conduits open ended somewhere near the chase(s)?
post #2 of 8
The conduit can end in the attic without connecting to anything.

I suggest you install cables during construction, outside of the conduit, and also install empty conduit. The conduit is for future cables you forgot or aren't available yet, e.g. HDMI 2.0.

If you don't like leaving the conduit open to critters/bugs, you can use Duct Seal putty.
post #3 of 8
FYI, 1" is kind of small for HDMI connectors.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Awesome, thanks for that info. Also, my HDMI runs are a separate concern altogether.
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

FYI, 1" is kind of small for HDMI connectors.

1 inch is way too small, especially to put cable through.
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctviggen View Post

1 inch is way too small, especially to put cable through.

2 inch minimum, with 3-4 preferred.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
My HDMI runs have dedicated framing. Framing which will also house my conduit.
post #8 of 8
Your will have a tough time putting new HDMI cables through that conduit, in 10 years.

But, by then, we may just serve content from our home networks, so who knows if you'll ever need the conduit. If you are installing the conduit so you can run a new HDMI cable some day, use 1.5" at a minimum.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms › Low voltage conduit rough-in question