Jan 29, 2008 9:07 pm
I'm building with a company in South Brisbane. I am about to go and do the consultation with the "electrical engineer". They have given me prices for everything and I'm finding them EXTREMELY expensive. They have said before that I am not allowed to get my own sparkie or anyone on site to do ANY work. All I want to do is put some conduit where the plasma is going to be on the wall so that I can put video cables down there later. What should I do? Does anything think that $800 to put the cables in for a plasma is expensive? (I am in no way saying that the builder was going to charge that much, it may have been a quote gathered from someone else). Is it really hard to put the cables behind the wall if there is no conduit there? Should I offer the on site sparkie some cash to do the job for me?
Re: Another Cabling Question2
Jan 30, 2008 7:26 am
If you are running the video cables up/down the one section of wall (ie. if your video connections/outlets are on the wall directly below where you plan to mount the plasma) then as long as you have some sort of hole - big enough to get all of the cables through (including the ends which are far bigger than the thickness of the cable itself...) - in any noggins then you should be OK.
If the cable run is not going to be a straight vertical like above then conduit is a good idea...
If it's a single storey house then, although not as easy, pretty much any cabling can still be done after it's finished (how else would we be able to do installs in existing houses?).
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