Karen could have SUNG the damned hole into it. I was way up in the
cheap seats at the Jacksonville Coliseum when her mike died. She still
managed to make herself heard. That was a _big_ hall with lousy
acoustics. Shit, I get all maudlin every time I think about her.
On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:01:38 -0600, the infamous
firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Bonomi) scrawled the following:
Mandibularly, my dear Watson.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study
mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and
philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation,
commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to
study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and
-- John Adams
This is a TOTAL PITA solution, but it will get the job done.
Drill a 1/4" dia pilot thru every 2x8, then it is time for a 1-1/2"
hole saw AND a 1/2" right angle drill.
If you question the need for a right angle drill, you have never used
many hole saws.
Drill each 2x8 about 1/2-3/4 way thru then try to break out plug and
remove from hole saw.
Now back drill from the other side to complete hole.
Labor intensive, slow, and a probably got to stand on your head kind
of job, but it will do the job.
IOW, a total PITA.
I wonder if you really read the OP's post. Otherwise, the only way he'd
be able to use your suggestion would be if he could scrunch his body
down to fit in a 7-1/2" high space between a concrete slab and the
decking. Quite a trick, that.
What I don't understand is when he says the joists are "only accessible
from the one side". What does this mean? That the openings between
joists are only accessible from one side of the house? I'm having a hard
time picturing this. And how the hell would he get in there in the first
place--drill a hole from the outside through the rim joist, then each
joist in turn after that?
You were wrong, and I'm man enough to admit it.
Depends how you interept thev above phrase:
" I need to drill through 6 2X8 joists which are accessible only from
the one side."
I interept that to mean he has access to one side such as floor joists
in a house with a basement.
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