Running cables through existing walls


Old 07-22-13, 10:20 PM
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Question Running cables through existing walls


Im gettin ready to run speaker cables through my walls for some rear surrounds. Is it ok to drill up through the fire stop piece between the studs to pass the cable through? I really dont want to tear into the drywall, and its a 2 story house so I cant go down the wall either. I read all over where people do it but I dont want to cause some huge code nightmare. Anyone have any comments on that? Thanks.
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Old 07-22-13, 10:25 PM
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You had two threads running on the same topic. We'll be using just this one.

So you are talking about using a long drill bit.....usually called a D'versibit to drill the cat/fire stop from the basement.

You're only drilling a small hole. That doesn't present much of an issue.

The only problem drilling such a distance is to make sure you don't drill thru any wiring already in the wall.
Old 07-22-13, 11:36 PM
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Smile thanks

yeah I made 2 to ask other people also, I didnt even think about it. I had seen the d'versibits and thats what I was thinking about using. Thanks for your response.
Old 07-23-13, 07:22 AM
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The speaker wire needs to be rated for in-wall use.

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