Basically, I'm in the midst of laminating a bedroom above a porch. I've taken out the carpeting and have had to insulate it with some 'stuff it' at the base of the floor/walls as well as bought some nice felt underpad which will keep cold air out for the most part.
I also think this is the perfect time to run network cabling from this room and other rooms on this floor to the basement to setup a 'wired' home.
In order to minimize the damage I will cause to existing walls and drywall when running cable, I have found a 'cold air return' area on the top floor, which actually has at least one electrical wire inside stapled to the wall. I figured I could strategically use this 'vent' area to run more cabling down into the basement.
I couldn't stick my head in there, but I used an interesting technique (in case you want to know). I held a powerful flashlight with one hand and stuck in my camcorder to 'film' what was in between the wall with the other hand. That helped me figure out and see what was down there. This method worked pretty well to at least see what was going on
Does anyone have any opinions on my plan to run cable to this vent and run it down to the basement? I followed the vent from the top floor to the main floor to the basement and it appears to me to be 'ok'. I might have to find a way to drill a hole to allow the wires to get through.
Any feedback would be appreciated!