How to Thread Electrical Cords Through Concrete Basement Floors How to Thread Electrical Cords Through Concrete Basement Floors
Concrete basement floors can a tough challenge to get through if you need install anything below them, through them or around them. Piping and cords are a major challenge and if you have an item which needs to be passed through, you will have to take certain precautions.
Step 1 – Making the Holes
Depending how thick the concrete floor is you may need professional help. However, for regular thickness floors, locate the wires you need to thread, using the electrical wire locator. When you drill thread holes you don’t want to drill through any existing or live wires. Use the right sized masonry bits to drill into the concrete in the direction you need to take the wires.
Step 2 – Threading
Once your holes have been drilled take the thick wire and pass it through to the other end of the hole. At the other end, attach the wires you need to thread through, by using the fishing line to tie the cord to the thick threading wire.
Step 3 – Pulling
Pull the cord through using the thick threading wire and when it comes through the other end of the hole, undo the fishing line and attach the cord to the electrical item or outlets.