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Need Advice Wiring Existing Basement for Projector

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I'm sure this question has been asked before but I had a hard time searching for an answer. Hopefully one of you can help me directly.

Here's my situation:

I'm moving into my first house with a basement and desperately want to put in a projector. Unfortunately, it is already finished.

What are my options for pulling various cable runs to the projector location?

I've heard lots about PVC pipe but I'd probably have to tear up the ceiling and one wall to do that. Any other less disruptive methods?

The ceiling of the basement is drywall hung from wood trusses so I would think that there should be an easier solution.

Any home improvement gurus out there?

Much thanks.
post #2 of 3
If you can get access to the space above the sheetrock/cieling grid, you should be able to fish cables to a location in the cieling (where the projector is to be mounted). Power and signal cabling can be installed to the location by professionals if the task is too daunting. Typically, a small hole 2-3" at the projector location is needed, while a larger hole at the starting point would be ideal.
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it's very dependant on the current framing situation. The joist direction, and other items in the ceiling may dictate what you're able to do. The PVC pipe is usually in a "new construction" area. It's pretty easy to patch drywall and most of us like to "DIY". Just remember if you pay someone the liability is usually on them to do it how you ask. They will usually get it done by a deadline and usually cost a LOT more than DIY too.
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