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Old 06-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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When we bought our house (built 2005) it had an unfinished basement. I took on the project of finishing it which I did. Now I want to add Directv in 2 upstairs bedrooms but I mistakenly covered the junction box for the Directv hook-up behind drywall. I have no idea where it is. Directv tells me I must find it for the tech.

Is there a way to find it without cutting out holes all over the place in the wall or ceiling?

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If you can get your hands on a toner, commonly called a fox and hound you should be able to trace the wire.

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Use a straight edge, such as a 4' level, to try and locate a bulge in the drywall.
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Any chance you took some pictures while you were finishing the bsmt?
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Use a straight edge, such as a 4' level, to try and locate a bulge in the drywall.
Exactly what I would do.
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Use a BFH!
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Use a BFH!
Or an even bigger bfh!

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