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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    One method for interior walls..... when you have the hole cut out in the wall for the receptacle ..... tie a weight to some strong string and drop it down from the top ... then reach into the hole to pull out the string .... just make sure to attach the string at the top to either the wires you want to pull or to something else . This method is easy and cheap.


    Here's examples of the fish poles and fish tape .... I perfer the poles but the tape works well.
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    Befor fly rods were use I used 1/2" PVC conduit it bends very easy and very reasonable. In hollow walls fishing down from the attic I used jack chain. I have also used the coat hanger that was filed in a angle as it would not grab the carpet. On angled runs I used two fish tapes and the twisted one till it rapped it self around the other one then pulled gently till I pulled the other one out the hole. Great tips
    ASC2078

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    I too would be lost with out that continuous link chain
    The fly rods will work great in walls with blown insulation....

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    Thanks for the tips, I think I'm going to look into getting a fish tape.

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