07:41AM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 01/18/04
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I got my DH a home theater system for Christmas. It's got four speakers, plus the subwoofer (that sits on the floor). We want to mount the small speakers on the wall, but we can't figure out how to 'hide' the wires! We do have a moulding that runs about 10" down from the ceiling, which also has moulding around it. It's perfect for running the wiring, but how do we secure it? I thought maybe hot gluing it would work, then was told that it would work for awhile, then it would let loose. Do they make some sort of adhesive just for this type of thing? Using little brads (nails) would be a major pain to do, but that might be the only way, unless any of you know of a better way! Oh, and running the wires through the attic isn't an option. This is in our family room, which was an add-on and it has no attic.

Open to any suggestions!


01:40PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
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As we have two babies we had to keep all wires waaaaay out of their reach. We also run a couple of the speakers from the living room [where the equipment is] into our dining room. What we ended up doing was running the wires down our registers, across the basement ceiling and up into the register in the dining room.

If this isn't an option or won't work for you, then how about this: First, if you run the speaker wires on top of the moulding is it visible at all from below? If not, maybe taking little strips of duct tape [the width of scotch tape off a roll] and tape it every foot or so.

The only other thing I can think of using the metal thumbtacks every foot or so. Easier to use those than trying to get little nails postitioned right.

Using a hot glue gun wouldn't be a good idea as it could melt the plastic coating on the wiring.

[hope this helps]



01:54PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 01/18/04
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Thanks, RicTee. We ended up running it along the moulding, and you really can't notice it unless you're looking for it. Our moulding is stained, not painted, so it blends in that way okay. My DH used a staple gun to secure the wires, being careful of course, to not staple the wire! It really looks pretty good!


03:44PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
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Good to hear that!! And glad it worked out!!


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