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Running wire inside finished wall....what a pain in the a**

Old 08-07-03, 08:36 AM
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I'm turning a switched outlet-floor lamp to switch/dimmer-ceiling fan. I need to extend an existing NM wire about 4 1/2 feet laterally and fish it up to the ceiling in order to get to the middle of the ceiling where ceiling fan's gonna be installed.
The problem is that I need to pass thru 3 studs on the way.

I've seen a long flexible rod with a drill bit at the end for this job. I've also seen the price tag for it, $50!!
Does anyone know any other trick, other than cut the sheetrock between studs and patch up later??
Old 08-07-03, 10:26 AM
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Why not go straight up, then over?

If your wiring comes from overhead, you might be able to intercept what you need as it goes into the top plate.

Just some thoughts.
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If the overhead is attic work from there. You could also use surface mount tracks.
Old 08-21-03, 07:18 PM
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please clue me in on these surface mount tracks.
Old 08-26-03, 09:31 PM
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surface mount tracks are also called Wiremold (product name) although many companies make them. They attach to existing boxes with extension rings and then are run on the surface of the wall till you get where you are going.
Old 08-28-03, 07:52 AM
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There is a flexable bit called fish bit. I can't remember the web site. I believe the cost was 29.00. and another 20.00 for the guide.

I hope this helps

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