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Fixing cable to walls?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by McBain, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. McBain

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    Anyone have any tips on the best way to run speaker cable (QED micro) up the corner of the wall and along the ceiling? I was thinking some kind of glue would be neatest, but maybe tricky...

    I dont fancy those cable holder things you get with phone cord extensions - anyone make any more discreet cable guides?

    Hope you can help - the missus is on my back ;)
     
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    You could use truncking then paint over it the same colour as the ceiling as an option. I personally think its better looking at trunking then bare cable anyway.
     
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    could always use a glue gun if you want - what about qed quontour cable with double sided tape sticking it to the wall?
     
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    i use masking tape then paint whatever colour,thats if the cable is flatish,pat
     
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    If it's a plaster/plasterboard wall i'd just chase the cable in...certain to keep the misses sweet.
     
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    I'm going to be doing a similar thing, and am looking at self-adhesive miniature trunking (approx 10mmx8mm), certainly enough for 1 speaker cable.

    I'm planning to rough them up a bit with flour paper, then paint to match the walls. Should look reasonable.

    Our walls are plasterboard, but chasing them in is not as easy as it sounds, because you would still have to re-plaster/paint afterwards.
     
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    I used the self adhesive trunking (from B&Q)

    -Dirt cheap
    -Easy to handle
    -Paintable
    -Available in various sizes

    Run it round my whole room, don't even notice it now!
     
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    Well it's not as quick as using micro-conduit but it's much easier than it sounds.
    No idea how the pros do it but if you chase out a very narrow channel (using a straight edge and a Stanley knife, then widen using a screwdriver), glue the cable into the channel, there's no need to plaster...you can just finish using some no-sand polyfiller.
     

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