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    Default In-wall speaker install question

    When my drywallers pulled my rear (all 4) speaker wires through, they did so right on a stud. Think I'll have a problem only mounting my in-walls on three side? These will be tc256i on the sides, and tc65i on the rears. If not, it could be an expensive patch job.

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    Have you already cut the hole for your speakers? If not, you could center the speaker in the hole, then pull the wire out of the hole, and move it behind the speaker. Even if he used backboxes, and cut the the hole the standard size of the plate, those patches won't be too difficult to fix. The kits from lowes, walmart, or home depot aren't too expensive, and can usually be fixed within a few hours. I've run into this problem on a few different installations, and that is how I took care of it. If you specified in-wall speaker placement when the builder ran the wiring, then you might be able to get him to fix it.
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    On a stud... Thinking that they run down a stud stabling on the way, when the drywall people got there they pulled out so they could be found later. So I don't see why you couldn't place the speaker so it could be mounted on all sides and moving wire over so its still in the stud cavity.

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    I'll see if I can take a pic. Basically my question is, will they be OK only being secured on one side and the top and bottom?? I ran the wire myself and secured it to a stud with 12" extra to play with.

    I'll try and post a pic for an idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    On a stud... Thinking that they run down a stud stabling on the way, when the drywall people got there they pulled out so they could be found later. So I don't see why you couldn't place the speaker so it could be mounted on all sides and moving wire over so its still in the stud cavity.
    Ya, but I don't want to deal with my drywaller and painter if I don't have to. :( I'd only have 4 2 inch holes to patch..but still.

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    If you are VERY careful when you cut the hole, you can allow the lip of the speaker to cover up the hole, and leave 3/8-1/2" for the other side to "grab". This has to be done very carefully, but it can be done. I don't know how far down it is in the showcase section, but that is what I had to do in my own home. The speakers used a little different mounting system(which would work better in this instance), but you can do it with the rotating cams as well.

    I would not recommend just attaching one side, as a proper seal won't form, and your speakers will sound too muddy.

    Where are you located? Maybe a fellow polkie could help out if you need it.

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