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I am working on my basement and i have purchased central vacuum pipes that I clued together which are going to hold my wiring from (media room) on one end of basement to the the tv which on the other sides of the basement. Reason for this is because I don't want anything under my tv so no game consoles,dvd players etc. All these are going to be inside the media room.

Now at same time I would like to have option to be able to put a device or two under tv so conduit from tv to lower end of the wall behind the potential entertainment unit would be nice to have.
Could someone suggest how to do this using the pipe or any other convenient and easy method...Drywall is not up yet so its perfect time to do it.

Any info,tutorial etc will be appreciated.

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I used this stuff all over my basment build. http://www.menards.com/main/electrical/rough-electrical/conduit/1-blue-ent-100-coil/p-1517769.htm
Carlon also makes couplers and connectors to go to low voltage boxes as well. It's all easy to work with and snaps together nicely. I'd suggest having a conduit run empty without existing wires. that way you can pull additional wires later if needed. Use a pull string in the run and that's it. There is a larger orange version of this stuff I believe also. The blue stuff is commonly referred to as "Smurf Tube".
 

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I used this stuff all over my basment build. http://www.menards.com/main/electrical/rough-electrical/conduit/1-blue-ent-100-coil/p-1517769.htm
Carlon also makes couplers and connectors to go to low voltage boxes as well. It's all easy to work with and snaps together nicely. I'd suggest having a conduit run empty without existing wires. that way you can pull additional wires later if needed. Use a pull string in the run and that's it. There is a larger orange version of this stuff I believe also. The blue stuff is commonly referred to as "Smurf Tube".
nice set up you have there :)

How do you attach this blue coil to the stud? Also can I put any wires trough that coil....Basically anything but power cord or electrical
I am assuming putting hdmi cables , usb cables , coax cables inside coil would be fine?
 

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Thanks! I used These http://www.menards.com/main/electri...w-voltage-bracket-1-gang/p-1420433-c-6431.htm nailed to the stud. The connectors that snap on the tube will fit in the top hole. It's ringed for different sizes. So with 1" tube I had to take out the inner ring and it would snap in place nice and tight.

Yes you can use any low voltage cable in this stuff. I sucked a pull string though all my runs. Here is a shot of my back wall. I used a larger box for where the Projector is hooked up and the 2 side ones are speaker locations. But I used this stuff for everything but my actual high voltage power. I had to use metal conduit for that. Also I ran all my existing speaker, network, hdmi etc outside the tube. Then just a pull string in the tube for futer pulls.

http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/data/2290394/b/b2/b22cdf79_20140120_182215_LLS.jpeg

I also used these (but the appropriate size) to hold the tube in place in certain spots. Just for some support.
http://www.menards.com/main/electri...3-4-pvc-conduit-clamp-bag-of-20/p-1740664.htm
 

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Thanks! I used These http://www.menards.com/main/electri...w-voltage-bracket-1-gang/p-1420433-c-6431.htm nailed to the stud. The connectors that snap on the tube will fit in the top hole. It's ringed for different sizes. So with 1" tube I had to take out the inner ring and it would snap in place nice and tight.

Yes you can use any low voltage cable in this stuff. I sucked a pull string though all my runs. Here is a shot of my back wall. I used a larger box for where the Projector is hooked up and the 2 side ones are speaker locations. But I used this stuff for everything but my actual high voltage power. I had to use metal conduit for that. Also I ran all my existing speaker, network, hdmi etc outside the tube. Then just a pull string in the tube for futer pulls.

http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/data/2290394/b/b2/b22cdf79_20140120_182215_LLS.jpeg

I also used these (but the appropriate size) to hold the tube in place in certain spots. Just for some support.
http://www.menards.com/main/electri...3-4-pvc-conduit-clamp-bag-of-20/p-1740664.htm
could i get any of these items in my local home depo store in Canada?
 

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I would think hd would Jane them or something similar. I'd go there and see. Or call but I find I Jane more luck actually going to the store. You never know who your talking to on the phone.
Yeah i dont see that blue coil
 

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Every electrical supply store carries conduit, and much better selection than HD/Lowes. If they don't have it, they'd be happy to special order.
 

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Run all the cables you think you may ever need now, through holes in the studs and joists.

Run empty conduit for future cables. Install it empty, leave it empty until you require it, in several years.
 

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The blur Carlon flex conduit, also known as Smurf tube, can be used for line voltage or low voltage cables. Because of this, inspectors may want to make sure it meets requirements for line voltage installations. But, building inspectors usually don't care, and when it comes time to sell the house, the house inspector will never see it. So more than likely, using the blue flex conduit won't make a difference.

The orange Carlon flex conduit (brand name Resi Gard) is only rated for low voltage, and the building inspector won't care much about where you run it.

For either conduit, you want to make sure the holes you cut in the floor joists and the studs of load-bearing walls are not too big. You don't want your floors or house to collapse.
 

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