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I can't understand why you wouldn't use the right materials. The customer pays for it anyway.:blink:

It may or may not be the same wire, depending on what it is it may need to be shielded, but you can bet your ass that speaker wire will not be listed for use as building wire. Why would you even think about taking that liability risk?
 

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Speaker wire is wire that is made for carrying the signal to audio speakers. Back in the 'good ole' days' speaker wire was 18 gage maximum, but nowadays you'll find it in startlingly heavy gages, and at a startlingly high cost for the big ones.

As to using it in a hospital... not if it's going into the structure (wall, ceiling, etc.). Is it even flame-rated?
 

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Speaker wire is wire that is made for carrying the signal to audio speakers. Back in the 'good ole' days' speaker wire was 18 gage maximum, but nowadays you'll find it in startlingly heavy gages, and at a startlingly high cost for the big ones.

As to using it in a hospital... not if it's going into the structure (wall, ceiling, etc.). Is it even flame-rated?

My point was that he needs to tell us what the labeling on this wire says. 'Speaker wire' is different things to different people and really tells us nothing.

I have seen almost anything used as speaker wire.
 
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