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Laying trunking in the wall...what size?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Loafer316, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Loafer316

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    while decorating planning to cater for future plasma screen. I was wondering would a 50mm by 100mm trunking be enough channeled into the wall and then plastered over? I'm thinking input would be VGA/DVI, Componants and any others. I will also run small channels for speaker wire either side and one for power. What size have you guys gone for...and also at the bottom should just put a wall box to let the wires out as this wouldbe easier to upgrade and insert the wires..? as it looks like i will have carpet.

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    2 inches is a deep chanel to cut in a wall,why not use oval conduit?its cheaper too.
     
  3. Loafer316

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    What are you guys using? My wall is made up 1-2cm concreate then bricks/block and mortar which is quite thick.! it's hard putting a nail in there without bending it. the chase will be done via a sds drill by my dad..he's good at destroying things!! :rolleyes:

    i was thinking of popping down to TLC direct and getting the above...as to oval conduit and places where i could look? and close to essex/london?
     
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    I used oval conduit from B&Q, quite cheap. Afraid my walls are cheapo plasterboard, difficult hanging a photo up without heavy duty rawl plugs, although can cut a chanel with a stanley knife and a chisel.
     
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    Hmmm looks like another trip to B&Q is in order...the only ones i saw in there last time where the rectangular ones...but these were far too small.
     
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    TLC should do the oval conduit as well. Very usefull guys for alsorts, just about to order some rope light stuff for doing a new lighting scheme at home.
     
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    I used 4 x 2 in my partition walls when I built them. Make sure whatever elbows you have that go from wall to ceiling ar swept, as vga and dvi can still be a bit tight when trying to get the actual connectors through the bend.

    Gary.
     

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