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Bulk Cable Purchase

I am planning the process out of running a lot of cabling fro my house that will soon break ground.

I have doen a search but I am coming up with nothing or stuff from several years ago.

Where is the best place to buy bulk speaker wire, bulk cat6 and bulk RG6 cabling? Looking for a good cable and good pricing. I am planning on non plenum for the cat6 cable but in wall rated. I am also looking at both 14/2 and 14/4 for speaker wire. Should I look at 12 gauge wire instead since some runs will be over 100 feet?

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I am planning the process out of running a lot of cabling fro my house that will soon break ground.

I have doen a search but I am coming up with nothing or stuff from several years ago.

Where is the best place to buy bulk speaker wire, bulk cat6 and bulk RG6 cabling? Looking for a good cable and good pricing. I am planning on non plenum for the cat6 cable but in wall rated. I am also looking at both 14/2 and 14/4 for speaker wire. Should I look at 12 gauge wire instead since some runs will be over 100 feet?

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Well at least for networking cat6, do you know how to terminate them with a plug? Check cablewholesale.com they have 1000 foot spools of Cat6 for between $100 and $200 and speaker cable starting at about $75 for 500 foot and RG6 starting around $50 for 1000 foot
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Well at least for networking cat6, do you know how to terminate them with a plug? Check cablewholesale.com they have 1000 foot spools of Cat6 for between $100 and $200 and speaker cable starting at about $75 for 500 foot and RG6 starting around $50 for 1000 foot
what do you mean by terminate with a plug? Do you mean in a patch panel or how to put the ends on them? If that is what you are referring to then my answer is, I have minimal experience but I have a buddy that does this for a living and he will be helping me with all the terminations

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what do you mean by terminate with a plug? Do you mean in a patch panel or how to put the ends on them? If that is what you are referring to then my answer is, I have minimal experience but I have a buddy that does this for a living and he will be helping me with all the terminations

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Yes I meant putting an end on them. Phone lines are easy you can get a little crimper that does it all for you. I know with Cat6 it is a little more involved. But thats all I was asking.
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especially if you are on the west coast
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I bought most of my cable from Monoprice, no significant issues yet. Although, some of the 4-conductor speaker cable was oddly colored. One conductor was blue, IIRC.

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I’m a fan of Belden. Reasonably priced and great quality.

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I have ordered form Monoprice before. I love their HDMI cables. While looking at their site for network and speaker cable it doesn't appear they have that big of a selection. Maybe I just need to look harder. The only thing I don't like about Monoprice is the shipping cost to KY are not the best

Where is a good place to buy Belden at?
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Try Amazon. I took a peek and the price went up a lot since I bought it 6 years ago.

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Another vote for Monoprice, didn't know their shipping could be expensive but then I live in Cal. No option for UPS ground? usually the cheapest ship.

Only thing is, their coax, banana keystone termination are kinda cheap, recommend getting those somewhere else. If you have a local contractor place like GrayBar better.

Monoprice site is funky, their search engine often times don't return the stuff you are looking for but u start browsing, and they do have the stuff.

I suggest people, specially newbie don't CRIMP RJ45, it can be frustrating trying to shove 8 tinny wires in there. Pre-made CAT patch cables are cheap enough. In-walls, u want to PUNCH those anyways. Sometimes u don't even have to punch, I think I may have seen some tool-less RJ45 jacks in Monoprice, not sure, but Pros have been punching since forever if u want it tried&true.

Running my own wires was the most fun part of the project renovating my house. Hope the next owner appreciate it.
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I think 14 ga speaker wire is good enough. 12 can be a little hard to deal with connecting to your speakers. If your looking to install cameras, it may be a good idea to get cat cable that is solid copper. Will handle POE (Power over Ethernet) current better. I believe Monoprice sells Pure Bare Copper Cat cable. I hope that isn't a marketing trick. Its usually called solid copper.

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This thread is a little old but I wanted to bring it back to life as I am going to be purchasing bulk cat 6 cable and mist likely 14gauge speaker cable in bulk for the new home we are building very soon.

I feel like prices have gone up a little but what should I be looking for on both cables and where is the best and cheapest place to purchase from?
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