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Folks,

What is the best know method to fish a wire (any wire... coax or speaker wire in my case) from the living room in 1st floor to crawl space. The biggest problem here is that there is cement (concrete) foundation under each of the walls.. if not , I could have cut out a hole in the drywall and drilled straight down with an auger bit. Does the cement foundation rule out the possibility of cutting on the drywall or baseboard ? Can someone point me to an article or your invention !!

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I presume from your asking the question that your house is not like mine. My walls are sitting on the cement foundation, but the floor is raised above that by varying amounts depending on which part of the house (it is built on a sloping lot). I was able to cut a hole in the drywall and then I drilled up from below (finding the proper location by measurements).


That probably doesn't help you. Sorry.
 

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My house is sitting on a brick foundation but there is a double plate of 2x6 that sits on top of the brick which is the lowest part of the outer wall. I drew the foundation and walls to scale and figured out that if I angled a drill bit up at forty-five degrees at a particular point on the two plates that it would come up in the center of the wall. Drilled five holes that way and it worked every time.


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by Jay Wilson

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Aren't there floor joists on top of the concrete? Does the bottom plate of the wall actually sit on top of the concrete? I know in my father's house, the floor joists went in, a floor (plywood) went down, then the wall. This allows, in his case with 10" floor joists, a 10" area for him to do exactly what you suggest...drill through the plate and end up in the floor joist cavity.


by Mhe4

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I presume from your asking the question that your house is not like mine. My walls are sitting on the cement foundation, but the floor is raised above that by varying amounts depending on which part of the house (it is built on a sloping lot). I was able to cut a hole in the drywall and then I drilled up from below (finding the proper location by measurements).


That probably doesn't help you. Sorry.


by bichmgnt

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My house is sitting on a brick foundation but there is a double plate of 2x6 that sits on top of the brick which is the lowest part of the outer wall. I drew the foundation and walls to scale and figured out that if I angled a drill bit up at forty-five degrees at a particular point on the two plates that it would come up in the center of the wall. Drilled five holes that way and it worked every time.


Good luck.


Steve
 
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