Joining in-wall speaker wire


Old 11-07-05, 08:32 AM
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Joining in-wall speaker wire

I have run 14 gauge speaker wire to 4 locations in my living room. The wires run up through the walls and stick out just above the baseboards. I need for them to extend a little higher on the wall. Is there a safety issue with joining another section of wire using wire nuts and putting inside the wall? The wire is fairly high qaulity, with thick insulation.

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Old 11-07-05, 12:18 PM
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No, there is no safety problem with leaving low-voltage speaker wire splices inside the wall. It is commonplace to use crimp on "butt splice" connectors for audio instead of wirenuts, but I suppose either is acceptable.

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