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Gialandon

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#293833 16-Feb-2022 08:52
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I'm getting new carpet put in and decided to take the opportunity to run speaker cable under the carpet.

I'm looking for options/tips on how to terminate to a face plate. I think it looks neater then just having cable sticking out.

I want to terminate into a faceplate but most of the ones i see are designed to be in wall. Since i can't cut into the wall, I'm looking for an option where I can mount a small block on the carpet and have the cables coming though that. Then stick a plate on the block.

If I was to cut into the wall, i would need to cut into the skirting board as well, which makes it look weird. Unless i remove the skirting board mount the face plate above the skirting board and place the skirting back, would that work?

Anyone done this before, would be great to know what you did and what parts you used.


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  #2869383 16-Feb-2022 09:08
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If I was to cut into the wall, i would need to cut into the skirting board as well, which makes it look weird. Unless i remove the skirting board mount the face plate above the skirting board and place the skirting back, would that work?

 

This,

 

Run the wiring under the carpet and then under the bottom of the skirting board (remove the skirting board and then put it back (or if the cable is thick you might need to drill a small hole in the bottom of the skirting board to allow it through)

 

Then you should be able to cut a box hole in the wall and bring the speaker cable up  and terminate them into  whatever connection type you are using... - its usually best to so this near a vertical stud, then you have something solid to screw the mounting box into

 

A wall plate is a much cleaner solution to having a box on the carpet.....


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  #2869517 16-Feb-2022 11:25
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Any electrical supplier, Corys, JA Russell, etc can supply suitable blocks. Just take your faceplate in with you, or buy the faceplate from them with the block. Then you can mount it wherever you want.


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  #2869844 16-Feb-2022 18:28
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wellygary:

If I was to cut into the wall, i would need to cut into the skirting board as well, which makes it look weird. Unless i remove the skirting board mount the face plate above the skirting board and place the skirting back, would that work?


This,


Run the wiring under the carpet and then under the bottom of the skirting board (remove the skirting board and then put it back (or if the cable is thick you might need to drill a small hole in the bottom of the skirting board to allow it through)


Then you should be able to cut a box hole in the wall and bring the speaker cable up  and terminate them into  whatever connection type you are using... - its usually best to so this near a vertical stud, then you have something solid to screw the mounting box into


A wall plate is a much cleaner solution to having a box on the carpet.....



Depends on the height of the skirting, if you run it under the skirting it will hit the bottom plate.
then you would have to cut the gib & hope the skirting is higher than the bottom plate



  #2869883 16-Feb-2022 20:54
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one of these and some speaker keystones and you should be good to go

 

https://www.dynamix.co.nz/FMT-UK-2P


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