previous
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Remodeling Articles and Videos
    Remodeling Articles and Videos
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Pro Tool Rental
    Pro Tool Rental
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Projects Done Right
    Projects Done Right
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
next
Pin It

Long Electrical Runs in Closed Walls

Long drill bits can eliminate plaster tearout when rewiring old construction

hvt057.jpg

It takes some practice, but as Cliff Popejoy, a Sacramento, California, electrical contractor, demonstrates in this video, 6-ft. flexible drill bits make updating old wiring a little easier when you don’t have to punch and repatch a hole every other stud.

This technique works on the ceiling, too, and you can learn more about it by reading Cliff’s article, Retrofitting Recessed Lights.


From Fine Homebuilding 168, pp. 58-61
January 1, 2005


Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this video

Learn More