"Locating Walls From Basement in Old Houses:"

From:Alan McNeil alaroo54@hotmail.com

Get a length of coathanger wire about 8 inches long being sure it is straight, cut it at a slant to get a sharp point.
put it into a 3/8 drill and use it as a drill bit.
When trying to find an exact location to drill up from the basement to the floor above, simply use the coat hanger to drill a very discrete hole close to the baseboard,in this way you are sure to be in the right bay when you drill up with your wood bit.
The small hole that you made with the coat hanger can be filled with wood putty.
I did not believe this would work so I tested it on a 1 inch piece of oak, it works great.

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