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    Electricians?

    I'm finishing my basement right now, had a question regarding coaxial cable. I've got 3 TV's down there that I need to run RG6 to, but I can't avoid running some portions of the cable parrallel to some of the 14-2 and 12-2 romex in the ceiling. Do I need to go with the quad shielded coax if I'm going to be in contact with Romex?

    Also, in pre-wiring for the home theater system, I ran 14-2 without ground to the 2 rears, 2 fronts, and center channel. I thought I'd just run the quad shielded rg6 again for the subwoofer. Any issues there?

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    Re: Electricians?

    RG6 will not work for the sub, it needs to be a single RCA type cable. You can get them in custom lenghts to meet your needs. If you HAVE to run coax parallel to electic wire, keep them as far apart as you can, and try to cross them at 90 degree angles. You are going to get some interference in those cables if you just cannot avoid running them together. 14-2 electric cable will work nicely for speakers as long as you run is less than about 100 feet. If you have to go more than 100 feet, you should invest in some 12-2.

    I wired my new addition up with 12-2, I am just waiting for the kids to get a little bigger since I don't want little fingers poking holes into a set of B&W floor standing speakers, that would make my cry.


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    Re: Electricians?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    RG6 will not work for the sub, it needs to be a single RCA type cable. You can get them in custom lenghts to meet your needs. If you HAVE to run coax parallel to electic wire, keep them as far apart as you can, and try to cross them at 90 degree angles. You are going to get some interference in those cables if you just cannot avoid running them together. 14-2 electric cable will work nicely for speakers as long as you run is less than about 100 feet. If you have to go more than 100 feet, you should invest in some 12-2.

    I wired my new addition up with 12-2, I am just waiting for the kids to get a little bigger since I don't want little fingers poking holes into a set of B&W floor standing speakers, that would make my cry.
    Should I invest in the rg6 quad shield then? The coax will be running up the opposite side of the same stud as some 12-2 romex, and there are a few floor joist knockouts that they'll be sharing.



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    Re: Electricians?

    just get a couple of lugnuts, an RG9er, and screw em together real tight.



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    Re: Electricians?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    RG6 will not work for the sub, it needs to be a single RCA type cable.
    Can I not just run the same rg6 cable that I'm running to my tv only put an RCA connector on each end?



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    Re: Electricians?

    Doug
    Hold it! Your tires are insulators--don't get out of the car or you'll
    ground and get electrocuted.

    Bob
    He hooked up our stereo, eh?



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