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Drilling Holes Through Studs in Tight Places

What to do when the drill and bit are longer than the space between the studs

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Here’s a beginning wiring tip from a pro, Cliff Popejoy, a leadman on a volunteer crew for Habitat for Humanity in Sacramento, California. It may be counter-intuitive, but a longer bit is better for tight spots. Watch as Cliff demonstrates the technique for drilling through studs with only four inches of clearance on a side. 

For more advanced wiring information read his article, Subpanels: Bring Big Amps to Distant Spaces.


From Fine Homebuilding 154, pp. 96-101
May 1, 2003


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