How to wire this door opening?

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Old 10-18-15, 03:21 PM
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How to wire this door opening?

Hi. See picture below.

I am trying to figure out the best way to "enlarge" the wire opening to allow me to insert a recessed door sensor.

A couple thoughts:
* Chisel out a square hole around it and back fill with any wood putty as needed
* Drill a 0.5" hole (~ size of the recessed sensor) right next to the smaller hole and chisel out the "wall" between them. Move the wire over to the larger hole - and then wood putty the smaller hole.

Any other thoughts? Thanks!


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Old 10-19-15, 02:41 AM
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In an ideal world, you pull the door casing off and pull the wire back through so you can drill it out larger.

Your first notion is the safest, since you are far less likely to accidentally catch the wire with a drill bit.
 
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Thanks Ron - I was leaning towards that option as well.

I'm wondering if I can find a small metal conduit that I can feed the wire thru to add some protection against accidentally hitting the wire. But there doesn't appear to be a lot of extra room.
 
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If the wall behind the wire is insulated..... you can push the wire back into the wall.... drill your hole and re-fish the wire back out. You must confirm the presence of insulation so the wire doesn't drop into oblivion.

That's looks to be a pretty substantial cable. The outer jacket should protect the inner wiring.
 
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Perfect application for the ReBore-zit from labor saving devices

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