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post #1 of 5 Old 09-11-2013, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
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I have some in wall speakers that I need to run wiring for.

Can someone tell me how to run wires? I need to run my wires up the wall, then across the ceiling about 10 feet into my media room (My media room has an unfinished ceiling, so I have access above the ceiling). I don't need to cross any studs, but I'm curious as to how I'll grab the wires and pull them from such a long distance.

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Do you have a Fishtape?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Depthfinder-25-ft-Steel-Fish-Tape-56005/100660167

They come much longer if needed FYI.

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Craig's advice seems like the best option. You could always use people one in the attic, one grabbing the wire as it is visible.
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I ordered a wall fish kit that consists of some fiberglass poles. Will that not work?

It's in the basement, so there is not attic. I'll basically be looking through the upper crawl space from my media room which has a unfinished ceiling, so I have to look through a 1 foot opening about 10 feet away. So, once I push the cable up through the wall, I'll need to figure out a way to slide something through that opening in the ceiling 10 feet away and grab that cable.

Hmm.

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The poles will probably work - an additional fishtape is not expensive. The best aid will be a 2nd person to help.

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