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dcalabro
Re: Re-wiring Old House

Fortunately and unfortunately I did not have the patience to do fish the wires in my own house since I would end up ripping the walls down for other reasons.

While doing my own research I found that electricians commonly gain access in these situations by:
1. Creating access holes in closets and other less visible areas that are easily patched.
2. carefully removing trim to cut/drill access holes are the bottom and top of walls. This is pretty common and trim can easily be reattached and painted. If you have decorative plaster trim this may not be an option.
3. For spaces where I was clueless about the obstacles, I wound up using a handheld scope camera. Fiberglass pull rods, string, and metal fishing tools help pull wire everywhere. I'm not sure if most pros use the scope camera as you also suggested but you may be able to throw that out there as a 'hint' that might be able to save you on some labor. I wasted 2 hours trying to fish a wire, went to home depot to buy a camera then had it done 15 minutes after that.

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