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Old 10-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #1  
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Hi all,

At my old apartment I was able to hide my speaker wire under my rug but in my new apartment that is not possible because there is a huge slider door the runs next to it. Is there a product someone might recommend?

Also is there something I can use to to hold my rear speakers up without nailing into the wall. The speakers are very small and light. Cant be over 2 pounds a speaker

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Hi all,

At my old apartment I was able to hide my speaker wire under my rug but in my new apartment that is not possible because there is a huge slider door the runs next to it. Is there a product someone might recommend?

Also is there something I can use to to hold my rear speakers up without nailing into the wall. The speakers are very small and light. Cant be over 2 pounds a speaker

thank you all in advance
wiremold, or they make a product that will hide them, or get the flat wire that is paintable. Crutchfield has it,amoung others. as for hanging them, try stands.
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That slider door probably has some sort of metal guide on the bottom. I would lift that up and run it underneath. Or go around it behind the molding.
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That slider door probably has some sort of metal guide on the bottom. I would lift that up and run it underneath. Or go around it behind the molding.
laying wires as suggested is bad, may be against code, and also having wires on the floor is bad. The reason thet have flat wire.
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laying wires as suggested is bad, may be against code, and also having wires on the floor is bad. The reason thet have flat wire.
I doubt that speaker wire would violate ANY code, but still, it is a bad suggestion because you might pinch the wires causing them to break or short.
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I don't get how speaker wire would break any code.

If you do it properly you won't pinch it, I've done it and it works fine. Just take your time and do it the right way.
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I don't get how speaker wire would break any code.

If you do it properly you won't pinch it, I've done it and it works fine. Just take your time and do it the right way.
local codes are all different. I have dealt with insane codes as a landlord. It is an electrical signal, no metter how minute, whats your experience with local codes enforcement?
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local codes are all different. I have dealt with insane codes as a landlord. It is an electrical signal, no metter how minute, whats your experience with local codes enforcement?
Don't get me wrong, I have ZERO experience in that area. It's just hard for me to imagine a code for speaker wire.

I've never checked for a code nor have i ever cared if there is a code, I'm running speaker wire wherever it is hidden.
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As a landlord I guess you would know better. Does your area have a code?
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