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Theres a Better Way

Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

comments (0) May 13th, 2010 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

For use with multi-clip THERE's A BETTER WAY BLOG posts only

Video Length: 1:44
Produced by: John Ross, Edited by Cari Delahanty


Bob Kelland of St. John's, Newfoundland, sent in this week's Reader Tip.

Bob writes:

When upgrading the electrical outlets in my kitchen I needed to pull a wire from the bottom of the wall into the attic. I used an old measuring tape to pull the cables. I slipped the end of the tape (the one without the hook) into a hole cut into the drywall at the top of the wall. Even though this is an exterior wall, with fiberglass insulation and a vapor barrier, the flat tape slid easily between the drywall and the vapor barrier.

Once the end of the tape emerged in the hole in the bottom of the wall, I looped the cable through the slot in the tape, and pulled the cable to the top of the wall. From there it was an easy path to the attic.


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