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    Much simpler.... put the cab on the other side of the wall. The wall is no longer in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Much simpler.... put the cab on the other side of the wall. The wall is no longer in the way.
    LMAO - got to love the tips from you guys. Certainly put a smile on my face!

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    LOL...you can tell it's Friday afternoon

    On a serious note, I think I'll invest in some fish tape and cable rods (I've got quite a few of these to do, fairly easy runs with the right tools)
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    Fish tape and rods best things ever as they are designed for the job it really is a case of it'll take longer if you don't use the right tools.

    Oh and lots of insulating tape.

    Ben

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    I prefer a more personal method:

    hammer-1.jpg

    If it doesn't work, it's not meant to be.

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    lol!! This is the sort of thing you dont expect all the answer to be sensible...

    Cant you wind gaffer tape round the cable and coat hanger...?

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    Update - I got one through with coat hanger and cable ties. Gave up on the others for now. Think I may revert to the first few responses and buy a drill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Update - I got one through with coat hanger and cable ties. Gave up on the others for now. Think I may revert to the first few responses and buy a drill!
    Make sure you buy a decent drill, I have a bosch hammer GBH SDS Plus which I picked up from eBay for about 80 (was originally over 400 new). Goes through walls like a knife through butter. It's mine but work pays for any spares and the PAT testing in return for them not having to fork out for a decent big drill or having to hire one when they need it.

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    When I was working in a school I used to get some of the small kids to help as they had smaller hands for awkward places and could crawl into the small / tight spots much easier.....
    So kids do have their uses sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    When I was working in a school I used to get some of the small kids to help as they had smaller hands for awkward places and could crawl into the small / tight spots much easier.....
    So kids do have their uses sometimes.
    "Today, mummy, me and Timmy crawled through the roof space with a computer wire!"

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    get a sledge hammer and pick a spot you dont like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Lol I was hoping to avoid drilling, as I don't have a drill!
    But you work in school IT....HOW CAN YOU NOT OWN A DRILL!?!



    Joking aside, you must be one of the lucky ones, we have a shed load of power tools because we end up doing some relatively "site" based jobs to get our work done at times

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