Re: Spur socket - how did they do that?

Andrew wrote:

They could've used a special cable pulling kit. I've managed with straightened wire coat hanger or flexible plastic strip e.g. capping off plastic conduit or curtain rail.

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On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 11:59:08 +0100, "BillR"

Or the previous owner could have been a surgeon from the local hospital, and he borrowed one of those endoscopes (or whatever they are called) which they can shove down your throat (or up another place.....) and then move around at will.
Andrew
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On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 11:59:08 +0100, "BillR"

I needed to drop a wire down through a cavity wall from the loft for a network cable. I could foresee problems if I cut the hole in the wall for the socket, and then tried to work out where to drill the hole vertically above it, as I would need to be working the distance back to the loft hatch a couple of rooms away.
The other half came up with a solution I was a little doubtful of at first. Drill a hole in the top of the cavity wall, in approximately the right horizontal place. Dangle a piece of string, measured to be the right length for the distance of the socket off the floor, with a metal bolt tied to the end. Wave one of those metal / cable detectors across the area of the wall roughly where the nut should be. Mark and drill a hole with a circular saw bit.
Well B*&^%$ me if the nut and bit of string were not directly behind the hole I had drilled.
PM
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One option I've used before now is to run the cable in the loft space, then drill a pinhole thru the ceiling, vertically above where the cable is going to drop. A tiny piece of coloured wire (say, red) popped thru that pinhole gives you the vertical plumb point for where to drill your cable hole on the wall.
Then fish for the cable in the cavity using a bent coat hanger wire.
The pinhole won't be noticed in the ceiling, and if it bothers you then a smidgen of polyfilla will take care of it.
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wrote:

even more lucky that you don't have galv steel wall ties !
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