Fishing wire

Old 02-06-02, 09:42 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 39
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
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?
Old 02-07-02, 07:24 AM
HandyRon's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 1,287
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
You can buy a long flexible drill bit, several feet long.
Old 02-07-02, 08:29 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: