Yes, that box on the backsplash. I guess my real question is how do you hit the insert point (knockout or plastic box pinch) on the box with a fish tape ? Seems like it would take some mighty fine shootin' to hit it right.The backsplash switch box?
Drill a hole in the top plate and run a fish tape.
I've used glow rods before, and think they work better than a fish tape.
Drill a hole from above, feed the rods down to the top of the box then using a thin blade just above the box I move the rod to a knock out and into the box.
Secure the wire onto the glow rod (there is a hole in the rod for this) and pull it up to the attic.
Other times, I just removed the existing box, pulled the wires, and used an old work box.
I just checked with Home Depot LiveChat and they said these are only available online or ship to store - dam !Arlington makes a lot of nice products, including their F series boxes. But they are pretty much a supply house or online product.
The Madison smart box line is similar. Some Home Depots stock them.
Since you mentioned magnets, I've had good luck using a rare-earth magnet and a piece of small-link steel chain.... Hacksaw blades, forceps, long metal light jerk chain, large flat blade screwdriver, wonder bar, linemen pliers, super magnet... all tools you may or may not need. You won't know until you get there. You might get lucky and need very little... we can hope.
Yes thanks! Good advice. Pushing it through the KO is especially clever! I have a smaller one that I use and drop either switch jerk chain or small jack chain to do the dangle job.Since you mentioned magnets, I've had good luck using a rare-earth magnet and a piece of small-link steel chain.
It's not cheap, but can save a lot of aggravation when you are pulling many cables.
Yep, I agree and have used ceiling wire most of the time. If you bend a nice smooth loop on the end of it, it'll not dig into the insulation too badly. A good new piece is as straight as a die or you can bend one to suit your needs. Bend a crank on the end if need be and you're all set. The price is right too! You can spend a lot of bucks on a fish tape and glass sticks and they won't work any better, maybe not as good even.Pick up ceiling hanger wire push up from the box to the hole you drilled in the top plate of the wall stagger the cables and have someone feed from the top as you pull down keeping everything tight if you are careful you can pull through the insulation.