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Long Electrical Runs in Closed Walls

Long drill bits can eliminate plaster tearout when rewiring old construction

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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


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