When rewiring a typical house, I’ll wire the first floor by working up from the cellar, then run a few feeds up to the attic and wire the second floor by working down from there. Planning is at least half the battle. Try to coordinate with other remodeling crews working in the house at the same time. If the plumber has to open a wall anyway, you may as well run your wires before it’s closed up again.

To snake wires from one part of the house to another, I use 1/8-inch-wide metal fish tape. It’s stiff enough that I can shove it through some obstructions (like plaster buildup) and flexible enough to detour around others (such as blocking and cleats).·It’s usually easiest to pull the wires through the wall cavity in the same direction...

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