A. A fish tape and small holes at the top and bottom of a wall make for a pretty minimal mess. Long, flexible drill bits are available for drilling across several joists at a time.
I have used a 6-foot flexible drill bit for drilling through hidden studs and snaking wires. Here’s a tip: Find one of those nylon nets, like you might find wrapped around a frozen turkey. Keep it in your tool box. You can tie a wire onto it, stuff it into a little hole in a wall, then you might be able to hook it with your fish tape from your...
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