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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:36 pm 
I am currently fitting a burglar alarm and as the house is completely empty and there is no carpets down I decided to hide the wire beneath the floorboards etc.

Is there a easy way to get the wire from one end of the room to the other end of the room (between the joists) without lifting every third or fourth board as I am currently doing this and it is taking me forever! Because the alarm wire is so flimsy I can only push it for a few feet before it snaggs on the plaster which is poking through the laths on the ceiling below!

Thanks John


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:43 pm 
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Hi John,

I take it you do not have a spring steel fishtape or anything similar!

There is another way, which is very effective. A length of plastic pipe either 15mm 22mm or 10 mm can be used. Fasten the wire to the end of the plastic pipe with some insulation tape and then pass the plastic pipe through the void, this will pass over any lumps of plaster etc. At the other end grab the pipe and pull it and the wire will follow. This is very effective and I have done it several times!

If you don't have any plastic pipe a piece of plastic capping is also good ( the plastic cover that is nailed over electric cables buried in walls) but it is often not quite long enough.

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