I have a new home I just moved in to and rather than having them put this stuff in ahead of time (silly me) I'm now trying to do it now.
Here is my situation... I live in a 2 story home with a finished basement. One portion of the basement is unfinished.
I'm wanting to run some future-proof low-voltage conduit from attic to basement (unfinished area) where I have a Structured Media Enclosure mounted.
The only straight shot from attic to basement (that I can see) is the cold air return which has an grate on each floor in roughly the same place.
My question is... given "common" building practices... Could I theorhetically fish a straight pvc pipe along one side (exterior) of the cold air return all the way to the utility room in the basement?
Here are some bad photos taken from a bad video that I took while the home was in pre-drywall phases...
I feel as if this space is no longer feasible for the "future-proofing" conduit runs I've been envisioning. I've decided to go a different route using an interior wall on the main floor that's ceiling bumps into a WIC in the 2nd floor. Depending on the place it pops up in, I'm going to run 4-5 smaller PVC conduits within that wall, and up to the WIC, then up to the attic. This should give me precisely what I'm looking for in regards to future-proofing.
Also, attached are some pictures of a very closely built home to mine in pre-drywall stages that I am now using as a guide to determine where walls meet and which ones I MAY be able to use to run this type of conduit.