Cable drop problem--cat in the middle of the bay

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Old 03-16-15, 12:27 PM
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Cable drop problem--cat in the middle of the bay

I was trying to run a cable drop through a closet behind the drywall and up between two studs. It went about 3 feet and now there's another 2x4 there for me to deal with. Any advise on how to get through this other than a really long auger bit?
 
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Old 03-16-15, 12:38 PM
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I moved your thread to electrical as it's a general wire pulling question.

What type of wire is it ? Cable TV coax ?
That's low voltage - inside the closet you can notch around the cat (horizontal bridge) and then repatch it.

Long bits are good but you need to know exactly what's in the wall and what you are drilling thru.
We all have horror stories about what we drilled thru accidentally.
 
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It's siamese cable for security cameras. I was thinking about doing just that, however, the wall is textured and I would really prefer to not have to cut through it and notch. That's why I was asking. I suppose I could just drop through the open closet and secure it with something.
 
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Why not notch IN the closet. The wall isn't textured in there.... is it ?
 
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Yeah it actually is. For whatever inexplicable reason the former owners did that.
 
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Inside the closet why not run a section of non metallic raceway?
https://www.legrand.us/wiremold/race...x#.VQd_eGK9KSM
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My house was built in 1987 and all the closets have the walls textured. I suspect that when the subcontractor did the texturing they simply did everything except the bathroom and kitchen walls.

I have knock-down texture and when I cut out a chunk of the bedroom closet wall in order to replace the bathtub/shower valve I was able to re-texture to the point of not even being able to see where the wall was opened. It was actually pretty easy to do and I detest doing drywall.
 
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