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trig42
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  #2712110 24-May-2021 11:25
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Maybe cut the head off it, and use it as a draw wire for a new one? Can you put another flush box on the other side of that stud?


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  #2712156 24-May-2021 12:08
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chevrolux: Oh christ.... WHHHYYYYYY! Only ever run horizontal if you absolutely have to - like under a window for example.

Cut the GIB mate, you aren't pulling that out without breaking it. If it was just a normal cable you'd probably be fine. But the head will get stuck as it comes around that 90°


Oh crap, wasn't sure at the time, not exactly knowing allowed/not allowed to do and in a rush so used existing hole where poss. thanks for the tip, def a huge lesson learnt!
Still very annoyed with myself about all this

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  #2712161 24-May-2021 12:15
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trig42:

Maybe cut the head off it, and use it as a draw wire for a new one? Can you put another flush box on the other side of that stud?



The sparky said that could be an option, but using HDMI over Ethernet instead. That kit is about $300 (Aeon hdier 4k extender) though so not very keen on that if poss.

I have no problem putting another flush box in, just whatever is the cheapest option i guess.



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  #2712167 24-May-2021 12:24
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Why not use the cable as a draw wire without cutting the head off first, just to see if you can make it work? Tie another wire to it to draw it back if you can't get  it to go. Wrap the head in something to smooth the rough edges and lubricate it to help it slide around tight corners. I have done something like this in the past. Sometimes pulling it back and forth can also get it around a corner. You have to try different things.

 

 


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  #2713415 26-May-2021 20:45
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Someone with a thin hand/arm can potentially get it in the wall if you cut a slightly large hole down the bottom. That can help to push it through.

 

Definitely cut a new hole to the left of that stud somewhere, wherever you can cover it. Bring the cable out the left side rather than trying to get it back through the hole.

 

It's OK to go sideways depending on who you talk to (certainly not illegal), but angles are definitely something to be avoided where possible.

 

I agree that the ceiling space looks ample; I've done far worse.

 

 

 

 


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  #2713641 27-May-2021 09:54
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What's actually directional about the cable?  Is it the cable itself or the plugs at each end?  If it was just the plugs, could you cut them off and then splice on new ones?  I assume that's not the case, but thinking way outside the box.


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  #2713657 27-May-2021 10:39
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It's a fibre optic hdmi cable. As it has active components it was probably always a bad idea to install without being able to pull it back and replace it if it failed.



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  #2713665 27-May-2021 11:03
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Is the jib still unfinished? if so, i would remove the sheet and replace.

 

Cheap as possible will likely end up being more expensive in the end or be more damage than needed to get a result.

 

 


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  #2716700 1-Jun-2021 13:40
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Sorry for the delay in replying. My step daughter broke her arm so have been attending to that.

The sparky has been and wasn't able to fish the other cable out due to the 90d bend and size of the hole, being shared with 2 X 4 core speaker cables.

They proceeded to fit the HDMI extender which works, but it's not as good as I thought it would be so I'm still keen to fish the other one out if I can due to below.

The HDMI extender over Ethernet is slow to receive the signal when changing from PC to PlayStation etc.
And also it doesn't seem to recognise the receiver /ps4 anymore, not talking to each other etc.

I used to be able to press ps4 controller, that would turn on receiver, which would then turn on projector and the screen.

Hdmi link has been enabled on all devices. I'm not 100% sure if the extender is CEC compatible but I thought turning on the PlayStation would still turn on the receiver as plugged into receiver.

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  #2716777 1-Jun-2021 17:05
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Standard HD BaseT (or even non-HD BaseT cheapies... of which Aeon is one) won't handle CEC.

 

You need to be stepping up to the higher spec'd Valuns chips inside HD BaseT units to get CEC / ARC etc.


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  #2716778 1-Jun-2021 17:12
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Pull the speaker wires out (and pull through a draw-wire so you can get them back in).

 

 


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  #2716844 1-Jun-2021 19:32
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chevrolux: That looks like quite a lot of space. I've certainly snuck in to much tighter spots.

 

yep but you're a skinny bugger! lol


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  #2716866 1-Jun-2021 20:23
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I know you have chosen a directional cable due to distance - but if you end up destroying/binning the current one - do you REALLY need a directional cable?

 

I ask as I recently installed a 4k projector at ours and used one of these:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CABAEN3839/AEON-CH110UP-10m-Installer-Series-High-Speed-HDMI

 

 

 

Cheap @ $37 and it passes 4k @ 60 without issue.

 

 

 

PS: Good luck with fixing the actual issue you are facing!

 

 


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  #2716872 1-Jun-2021 20:43
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I would cut another flushbox sized hole on the other side of the stud. Stick a rigid hook up, coat hanger/catinary wire and try and pull it down so your out of that 90deg situation. Should be easier to pull up, make sure you attach a draw wire so you can get it back again.

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  #2716927 1-Jun-2021 21:28
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cut the 150x50  with skilsaw and smash it out replace it later 


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