Fishing wire

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Old 02-06-02, 08:42 PM
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Fishing wire

I need to fish a piece of romex from the basement up one floor to the attic and I know there is fire stopping or blocking about half way up the wall. It is wood frame construction and a single story, interior wall. Are there tools or tricks to get the wire pulled through without opening up the wall?
 
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Old 02-07-02, 06:24 AM
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You can buy a long flexible drill bit, several feet long.
 
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Old 02-07-02, 07:29 AM
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If you can't find the long drill bit ( or don't want to buy one ), you might be able to find an out of the way place to fish the wire. You could fish it through the wall of a closet or something. That way, if you do have to cut a hole to drill the fire block, you can do it inside the closet rather than in the middle of the living room wall.

Another suggestion that I have seen ( not done myself ), is to drill a hole in the floor in a back corner of a closet and in the ceiling. Run the wire exposed. When finished, attach a board to the wall across the corner, covering the wire and forming sort of a triangular raceway behind the board. If you did it right, you could probably easily remove the board to fish more wires in the future if you have to.
 
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