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Old 02-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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how do we fish a wire thru a corner.

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Wrap wire around a straightened out coat hanger.

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I drill two over sized holes at an angle and strip the insulation off the wire about 6", twist them together and feed it through. May need to add nailing plates.
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i am tying to figure out how to post drawing from paint, simple drawing. it won't up load to big, so it say.
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Hole in center of ceiling, pulling wire to wall then down the wall to hole in the wall for say a switch. Donít want to make a big hole. So how do we get thru the top plate?

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You need a hole just large enough in the wall to drill a hole through the top plate I think it's 1-1/4 from the edge. I use a flexible extension for my spade bits and it works great. Then I work my fish tape through the wall into the ceiling using the hole you used to drill through you will need to use a coat hanger or fingers to line the fish tape up with your hole. Then you may also need another hole in the ceiling near the wall to hook onto your fish tape to get the fish tape going the direction you want.

If the wall in insulated you can use a thin piece of wood or something to push it out of your way so you can drill. A helper comes in handy.
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Is the wall open or dry walled?
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Is the wall open or dry walled?
Wet plaster and lats.
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Wet plaster and lats.
You can make small holes and plaster over them.
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When we gutted our bath, I took a crowbar, pried the corner far enough that my son could get his fingers back there to push through the other side. It took some trust. Even with a coat hanger, it is hard to do.

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