Here's a simple step-by-step guide on How to Run Wire or Cable Inside a Stud Wall, courtesy of DIYNetwork.com.
Running Wire in an Existing Stud Wall
First, located the exact wall position and either lift up the floorboards or remove insulation to reveal the ceiling. Next, rill at 1/2-inch hole through the head plate. After, you should feed the wire down through the holes and into the wall cavity. Make sure the cable drops freely and isn't being blocked by anything. Lastly, cut a hole in the wal at the spot of the accessory position. Fish out the wire from behind the wall, and feed it nito a clip-in mounting box. For detailed photo descriptions, please visit http://goo.gl/ZuyC6c
If you want to follow legal codes as well as prevent from treating up a wall, follow these codes:
- Cables must be protected within six feet of opening with guards at least the same height as the cable.
- Low-voltage wires can run behind baseboards
- Cables need to be at least 1-1/4 inch from the edge of studs and have protection from any potential nailing.
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