"Use Metal Strapping To Fish Walls:"

From: Chris Krawiec Chris.Krawiec@usa.xerox.com

Take an appropriate length of metal pallet strapping and grind one end to a point. Drill a hole in the end. Working from the top, slowly push the metal strapping down through the insulation, it'll slice its way through
nicely. When you are close to the box hole, use a magnetic stud finder to locate the steel strapping and pull it out of the hole. Tape on the wire and pull it up through. You can even slip this flat strapping between the face of the vapor barrier and the back of the drywall so you don't need to go through the insulation. Works nicely in tight spots with low overhead clearance too.


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