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Old 07-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hello all,

We have a concrete block foundation. On top of that block is a set of double-thickness 2x8 rim joists. The outside walls sit directly on those rim joists. It's a full basement, so I have easy access from below.

I want to add in a couple outlets here and there throughout the house. The walls are panelled.

How do I drill that hole to fish that wire from the basement into a standard-height outlet box?

How do you pros do it?

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Find the bottom of the wall and start drilling.
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I'm not being clear. The wall is 2x4 studs, sitting on top of two 2x8 joists. The space directly below the wall is filled with the joists. Drilling straight down will only result in drilling into the joists - there is no "open air" under the wall, if that makes sense.

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Is there sheetrock behind the paneling?
If so you can cut out the paneling and sheetrock the size of an old work box, then use a special long drill bit made by Greenlee to feed into the wall and drill into the bottom plate.
The drill is flexable and has a hole in the tip of it. when the drill get through the plate there's a clip with what looks like a strain relief on it. The wire gets slipped into it and the hard you pull the tighter it gets on the wire. As the drill gets pulled out of the hole the wire is pulled with it.
Lowes and Home Depot stock them in the electrial tools area.
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I use an ossilating saw to make the hole in the wall.

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Drill from below into the side of the joist on an angle.
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