|Topic by MrMeasureTwice||posted 08-22-2012 06:33 AM||51641 views||1 time favorited||18 replies|
08-22-2012 06:33 AM
OK, next situation I have is this – crime is going off the charts in our city, and I have a nice 8 camera surveillance system I want to install. Ordered extra long cables for the cameras, DVR is setup and ready, connected to the Internet so I can monitor remotely, etc.
Now, the problem… In order to make a clean installation, I need to find a way to hide the camera cables inside the walls. But, the cables have got to go INSIDE my walls for up to a 20 foot run! I do not want to staple wires down my hallways, etc. I do not want to use the mini raceways to pseudo hide the wires – I want them HIDDEN from where they will come into the house from outside.
This is a 2 story house, so going up into the attic and coming down two floors inside the walls would be challenging at best, but, if need be, a do-able solution. 4 cameras will be out front and all 4 sets of cables can come through the same path, but it looks like I will need to have to get rather creative with the drywall saw and a drill and then lots of drywall patching afterwards as I traverse stud after stud after stud down the long wall.
I do not want the wires routed outside around the house and then coming in from outside, but that is my other option, if need be. Definitely option #2 of the 3 I have come up with so far…Options:
Oh, and the house is on slab, so no crawling under the house and coming up through the floor…
Would love to know if anyone has had similar challenge to keep wires completely hidden from view inside the home.
-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/
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