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Finally got all my components set up and all, now the big thing is hiding all the cables... sadly we bought a house with the basement already finished and we don't want to take down the dry walls. So is there any way to hide your speakers cables inside the walls(especially the surround ones) without renovating/taking down dry wall?


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Here's a trick I've found for retrofitting surround cables with minimal drywall, which may work for you. From the component rack, use channel or conduit like wiremold, or if you have carpet and baseboard, just tuck it under. At the speaker, fish wire up through the drywall to the surround location. Fishing directly up is generally easier than trying to pull cable right across the wall as you can work in just one stud bay. Usually, two holes (at the baseboard and speaker) are all that's required - sometimes one or two more if there's a brace or fireblock in the way.
 

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Remove the baseboard, and replace it with something thicker and/or taller where you take a router or table saw and mill a channel (or several) on the back side for the cables.


Fish vertically to your desired location (to and from the baseboard location). As has been mentioned fishing horizontally is like peeing into the wind.
 

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And if the baseboard option doesn't work, consider installing crown molding and tucking the wire behind it.
 

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And if the crown doesn't work or you are not confident enough to cut crown a chair rail set up would work. Route a groove in the back or build up with a gap left between the 2 base pieces. Depending on the size of your speaker wire you maybe able to just push in under the baseboards.
 

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take thebaseboard off and drill between the studs or cut a small notch in the dry wall which will allow the wires to run along it, put baseboard back up and away you go
 
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