With enough persistence you might do it. You might be able to double
fish with a fish tape from either end, catching in the middle.
Try sucking a string through the pipe with a vacuum cleaner. That's
almost guaranteed to work.
One would hope, but why wouldn't OP have said that instead of
"waterline" if so????
And, of course, if so, going back to the problem of fishing...since it's
PVC it'd only be about a 5-minute job to whack an elbow off and cement
in a new if the elbows are causing grief...
So how long is this run altogether? I'm figuring it's not 30 feet
like my last complicated tape job was.
The vaccum is a very good idea, I hope to remember.
You can also use some flexible rod to push something iron through,
with a string attached. That should get you past one right angle, and
to the next one. Then from the other side of the wall, use a magnet
on a stick to retrieve the iron thing and the string. Make sure
before you start that it sticks to the magnet.
Yeah I got it. Taped the vac hose onto the pipe and put a plastic grocery
bag on nylon string. Made some noise, no progress. Cut 1/2 of the bag off
and "exercised" it by crinkling it up a couple of times. It got stuck in
the first corner but moved on when I pulled the string back against the
vacuum. Got stuck on the next corner, but went on after pulling it back a
little. So it got pulled all the way into the shop vac. Success!
The line had more water sitting in it than I expected so pulling the bag
through probably cleaned it up a little.
Turns out the wires I tied on to are 240V. Ran the Sawsall I little faster
than I wanted. I've got other problems to solve now.
I am told it runs much faster........for a min or two, then smoke.
240V should have been two phase colors. (black, red, blue) 120V would
have been a color and a white. That is why you also put black tape
on a white wire when you (have to) use it for something other than the
It was a black and a white wire, just like usual. No smoke because it was a
variable speed Sawzall and I could tell something was up immediately. It
was full speed as soon as the trigger started. I'll get the wiring surprise
figured out a couple of days from now.
That's the missing 50' coil in the garage. I haven't used it for ~10 years
and it disappeared. Problem solved - don't need to waste $11 tomorrow @
It was pretty stiff and I doubt would have made those short radius 90s
Yes it is possible. If the fish tape doesn't work, get some light twine and
a cotton ball, tie the twine to the cotton ball, insert in one end of the
run, and put your shop vac on the other, or push through with compressed air
from the same side.
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