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Audio Video Cables & Quick Drying Cement?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by WBC, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    I've chased out my concrete floor for cables to my speakers and TV. It's not deep enough to trunk but can I still fill it back in with quick drying cement???

    I'm under the impression that it won't damage the cables, Is that true??

    Thanks
    Stace :D
     
  2. Johnny Thunder

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    Is the chase deep enough to put capping over the cables....?????
     
  3. WBC

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    Its not a very tidy chase and I dont think its deep enough for both capping and cement???

    Will the cement damage the cabling?

    Thanks
    Stace :D
     
  4. hatcher

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    Possibly. I have heard that the active ingredient in some cements/fillers/plasters can attack the pvc sheath around cables. I'd check with the manufacturer of whatever your planning on using. From personal experience I have buiried a coax (for a tv) with polyfiller and that's been okay, but other than that I have always used conduits.

    Perhaps you could wrap it something first?

    Cheers,

    Hatch
     
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    I know that when Copper Gas pipes are concreteed into floors. The Copper pipes that are used have a Yellow pvc protecter on them to stop Cement arrosion of the Copper pipe.
    So with this in mined I would have thought that it would be alright.

    I would chase out a deeper duct and put proper ducting in just for Future proofing
     

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