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How best to stick speakercable to a wall?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by garrad, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. garrad

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    Guys I need some help here.

    I'm going to be putting some flat speaker cable along the side of the wall in my apartment. Now it will be running on the side of a marble fire place (the fire is not used) and I was wondering now I can make it stick to the wall and look hidden?

    I need to remove it also in 2 years So superglue is out the question.
     
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    Hi Garrad,

    Trunking may work...?

    It comes in loads of different shapes & sizes, it's self-adhesive and can be painted (I think). DIY stores usually stock it.

    Thats what I'm going to use for my rear speaker's cable run.

    Hope it helps.

    Matt
     
  3. garrad

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    Trunking?

    Is that a brandname or something? I've never heard of it before.
     
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    Trunking means putting the cable into a cable trunk (PVC enclosure).

    I would not superglue it but use a hot glue gun instead, the glue can usually be easily removed later, given the surface is flat / smooth and doesn't crumble, like e.g. on marble.
     
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    Agree with Reiner on the hot glue gun method .Did this in my previous house ,Worked out cheaper than buying the self adhesive trunking , and the "gun" has been used many times since :thumbsup:
     
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    if you are decorating and feeling brave (or good at plastering), fit wiring conduit into the wall behind the plaster. Leave a space where the wire goes in/comes out and you will be able to change the wire in future if necessary. Also its hidden and won't affect your decoration.
     
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    I'd love to do that, but the place is rented.

    As for trunking, how big are these box things? Can you get them Inch by Half Inch deep?
     
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    Different sizes and colors are available at most handy marts / DYI shops. Not sure if they have exactly 1" * 1/2", but certainly something that comes close.
     
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    Hi, Well I use DNM Reson on both my rear and Front channels, I used masking tape to stick the cable down, and just painted it the same colour as the walls. Just make sure if you do pursue this method take your time so you you'll get no creases. Good Luck
     
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    I've just had a 15m roll of 25mmx16mm trunking delivered from Screwfix direct 20.55UKP I'm doing the sort of run but need to send my ariel, sub and Svideo thru it .....

    Simon
     
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    I don't like the coiled type, it's difficult to install since it's bend and thus the lid often comes off.

    Here some examples of what I would use, fixed to the wall with a hot glue gun.

    As mentioned different sizes and colors can be found at handy / DIY shops.
     
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    That stuff on that link is really expensive for something so simple.
     
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    It's in Euros....;)
     
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    I live in Ireland so I pay in €uro's and it's still damn expensive.
     
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    So I went to B&Q over the weekend and it worked a treat. I didn't think it would look so neat. I wish I did this in the last place I was staying in. Will post pictures next weekend.
     

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