On Monday 23 August 2010 14:50:39 Justin Mason wrote:
> so I have two rooms in my house, one above the other, with a server
> upstairs and the TV room downstairs. I want to run CAT5 from one to
> the other (wifi just isn't cutting it).
>> There's a small (6" x 4"?) ventilation shaft that runs in the walls to
> both of those. I can't see a light shone in one end of the shaft from
> the other end, so I think there are a cuple of corners in there.
>> Ideally, I'd send a ferret in one end, with a string tied to his tail,
> and order him to wriggle down and come out the other end. But I don't
> have a ferret right now.
>> Has anyone got any good tips on how I might get a cable through,
> navigating those corners? Anyone got a very long endoscope I could
> borrow, maybe?
Beware that depending on the type of walls you may have different problems.
- for partition walls, wooden spars which almost completely block the direct
line between the insertion point and the exit point. You may be as well taking
the direct link approach, hit the wooden spars, drill a small hole above and
below it and fix with a small bit of polyfilla
- for dry lined walls you will probably have blobs of adhesive which sticks
the plasterboard to the concrete blocks. I've found careful brute force helps.
I've used (the only "tooI" I had at hand) electrical cable conduit piping,
jabbing it up and down to make a path thru/around the adhesive.
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