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Old 06-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Wiring in walls?
Is anyone here profiecant with running wires through walls? I need help hanging all my surround speakers and 2 of the walls are exterior so I know that would pose a challenge. I've had one estimate and he said it would take 2 hours and $500. Uhhh I'm in the wrong biz for sure.

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hmm... Are you in a hurry? I wouldn't mind trading some work for a place to sleep the night before a PIR track day. July 1st mebby? Night before Motocorsa at PIR...

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Do you do this often or by trade? Or have you done it before?

Let me chat with the wife. We do have a spare bed.

Need not apply if a creepfest

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Nice... No creeping. I do it as a hobby; my house has almost a mile of different kinds of cable (25pair CAT3, CAT5, alarm, speaker, etc...) and the house sits on a slab with a daylight basement; no under the house access.

I am not a professional but I certainly know my way around construction and have really long drill bits (amongst other fun tools). If you have access to either the top or bottom of the wall, the job shouldn't be too difficult.

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
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1) Drill whole at top of wall

2) remove base board

3) Cut 3" long by 1" tall hole where base board was covering

4) run this through the whole drilled at the top of the wall, down to the 3" by 1" rectangle

5) tape speaker wire to the fish tape, and pull backup

Just did this on sunday. Took me maybe 30-45 minutes for the whole project

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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also - this was all done on an outside sharing wall

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #9
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“ Quote:
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Nice... No creeping. I do it as a hobby; my house has almost a mile of different kinds of cable (25pair CAT3, CAT5, alarm, speaker, etc...) and the house sits on a slab with a daylight basement; no under the house access.

I am not a professional but I certainly know my way around construction and have really long drill bits (amongst other fun tools). If you have access to either the top or bottom of the wall, the job shouldn't be too difficult.
Yeah I've got a decent crawlspace.

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1) Drill whole at top of wall

2) remove base board

3) Cut 3" long by 1" tall hole where base board was covering

4) run this through the whole drilled at the top of the wall, down to the 3" by 1" rectangle

5) tape speaker wire to the fish tape, and pull backup

Just did this on sunday. Took me maybe 30-45 minutes for the whole project

Thanks for the info.

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #10
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Obviously one of my best friends!

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #11
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“ Quote:
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1) Drill whole at top of wall

2) remove base board

3) Cut 3" long by 1" tall hole where base board was covering

4) run this through the whole drilled at the top of the wall, down to the 3" by 1" rectangle

5) tape speaker wire to the fish tape, and pull backup

Just did this on sunday. Took me maybe 30-45 minutes for the whole project
I would use one of these Fiberglass Fish Tape, much stiffer and way easier to fish through walls. If you want to go a long distance through open spaces like walls and under floors, the steel tape will get very flimsy. It's really only good for fishing conduit or straight down. The fiberglass one will work better for open horizontal runs.

I'm currently an Apprentice electrician with IBEW 48. I'm by no means an expert yet but i've done my fair share of wiring and 'projects' if you need help.

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