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2” conduit pvc pipe

How many hdmi cables can I run through that easily?

New build - builder option

Or do i try to fish myself later

$400+
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It depends if it is an interior or exterior wall. Both can be done much cheaper than $400 from the builder, but if it is an exterior wall its more of a pain.
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Its exterior wall - builder wants $425
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$425 isn't that much money....might as well get it done and call it day.

How much cheaper will it be after the fact? maybe $100 cheaper? but then you''ll have more a mess to deal with as well.
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its pretty easy to fish cables up the house if the basement is not finished. there will ducting for your furnace that goes right up, there is alot of room in that cavity usually to run some wires.

really depends on where in the house you want the wires.
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For $400 I'd just get the builder to do it.

As another poster said, it might be a bit cheaper to do it afterwards but why bother with the mess later? Is a $100 or so dollar savings worth it when you consider time and effort to fish and run wires, and depending on what you're doing, drywall repair?
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2 inch pipe is quite roomy.
Reading online, the longest suggested length is 50 feet for HDMI. So take that into consideration.
What kind of application is this for?
I can picture cat6 being more useful.
In any event 2 inch is pretty roomy for either one down the line. Probably overkill.
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I misread this, I thought you meant a conduit for the TV above a fireplace etc. If this is the conduit from basement to attic for running wires at a later date, I would 100% pay that $400.
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wmahmud wrote: How many hdmi cables can I run through that easily?

New build - builder option

Or do i try to fish myself later

$400+
The restricting factor would be the size of the ends on the hdmi cables. Some can be quite bulky - I just bought an amazon basics one and the ends were quite large. I have some older ones with smaller ends. I would get builder to put it in for that price. The hassle in the future isn't worth it.

In a 2" pipe, I suspect you could get 4 to 6 through a 2" pipe taking into consideration the size of the ends.

But why so many HDMI? I ran 2x cat6 and 1x rg6 to each bedroom, living room to future proof my house (cable in bulk is cheap). All are terminated in a media panel in the basement, with a 16 port switch for the cat6, a powered splitter for the rg6 (connected to antenna in attic). I just ran HDMI from desk in basement to behind TV, to stream anything from computer onto TV.
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Do it, much easier then later.
also ifn ot already get them to run some Cat6 cables to each room or have conduit to each room or some way you can add cat6 later easily.

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