"Use coat hanger to drill:"

From: Ken Depue - CodeElectric@worldnet.att.net

How many times have you needed to run a very small drill bit through a wall, ceiling, or floor in order to see where to drill a hole from the other side, but your small diameter drill bits aren't long enough? Take a wire coat hanger, and clip the straight bottom off of it. Cut it to the desired length by cutting one end at a 45-degree angle. Take your time drilling, and you'll find that this 'probe' will eventually drill through most building materials except masonry. The wires used to hang drop ceilings work pretty well for this, too, as long as they're straight, so pick up their scraps.



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