papimata Posted November 11, 2009 Share Posted November 11, 2009 Hello, I am a brand new certified installer of C4 equipment. Have yet to do my first install as my company is currentlyworking on bids to get us some projects as our company is mainly an electrical installer and not so much an audio/visualcompany. (We usually hire them as subcontractors). I am a licensed journeyman electrician, who has worked on control type circuitry. However, as I am new to home automationas well as audio/video circuitry I would like to pick the heads of you veteran installers as what I should do as far asrunning conduit as well as speaker wires and to where exactly in a given room. I would like to put the flat screen on what is now labeled as thedining room wall in my floor plan. I would also like to put a smaller flat screen above the fire place in the family room opposite of the kitchen. The family room will now be the newdining room. I am thinking of making the kitchen/dining areainto an audio zone with 4 in ceiling speakers. In wall speakersbeside the small flat screen above the fire place. The home theatre area would have in wall surround speakers and perhapsin wall subwoofer center channel speaker. The rears will be on either side of the room. The living room I want to make a zonewith two larger in ceiling speakers with in wall speakers above the fire place in that room. Another zone for the front patioand a zone for the rear patio. The loft will be above the detached garage. I will run a couple pipes between the two buildings and of course cameras. Now that I kinda know what I need or want does anyone outthere have some time to give me some advice? What would workas far as conduit if I should even use it as well as what gaugeand type of speaker wire. Power wires should of course stayaway from signal wire, any other words of wisdom out there?Thanks for taking the time to get thru the long read. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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