You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Advice from Axiom Owners » In wall wiring

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#410472 - 02/26/15 11:56 AM In wall wiring
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6890
Loc: It's all about the location.
Is there any chance of electrical interference if I run speaker wire through the same holes in the joists as nmd90 or should I just drill some separate holes?

Tks, Adrian
_________________________
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

Top
#410475 - 02/26/15 01:40 PM Re: In wall wiring [Re: Adrian]
nickbuol Offline
axiomite

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5329
Loc: Marion, IA
Uh, oh.... This was sort of discussed elsewhere here and I was basically called a crazy person for saying that there would be any interference running power and network in the same holes. Speaker wires aren't protected from interference like network cables (cat5, cat6). So I will use those dreaded words... "Best Practice" would be to put them in a separate hole.

However, I bet that a number of people have them run side by side out there, at least through one common hole in a stud, joist, or whatever, without any noticeable issue. The problem is that it is hard to change later.
_________________________
http://ht.buol.us
2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120

Top
#410480 - 02/26/15 04:38 PM Re: In wall wiring [Re: Adrian]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6890
Loc: It's all about the location.
Tks, Nick. I'm going to play it safe, I've drilled separate holes for speaker wiring.
_________________________
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

Top
#410481 - 02/26/15 04:38 PM Re: In wall wiring [Re: Adrian]
Serenity_then Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1566
Loc: PEI, Canada
Run them 1' apart when running parallel and cross at 90 degrees if you have to. Do not use the same holes. It doesnt matter if its cat5 or speaker or telephone, same general practice applies. Nick is right, and not crazy.
_________________________
Trevor. Cold turkey. Thanks guys. Cheers.

Top
#410482 - 02/26/15 04:39 PM Re: In wall wiring [Re: Adrian]
Serenity_then Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1566
Loc: PEI, Canada
Just beat me to it. smile
_________________________
Trevor. Cold turkey. Thanks guys. Cheers.

Top
#410496 - 02/27/15 10:58 AM Re: In wall wiring [Re: Adrian]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4195
Loc: Up yonder
When I built my home, I ran comm and audio cables everywhere. The plan at the time, was to have a "whole home audio" system. Well anyway, I did a lot of research on this, cause it's a log house, and there's no fixin' it later option available with log homes..... General rule of thumbs I learned from the Comm techs at work, were: If you must make parallel runs, keep comm and power 24" apart, and/or - 2" apart when crossing over at a 90 deg angle.

There's wiggle room, and that was about 15 years ago, so I imagine comm lines are shielded better nowadays. But I'd still try to and stick with those rules for any comm or audio line, if it were me. It's not something you can fix very easily after the sheet rock goes up.
_________________________


Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,260 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,052 Topics
424,762 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13576
CV 11677
MarkSJohnson 11444
1 registered (Jc)
185 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup