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#31077 - 11/08/03 06:40 PM Using drill rods?
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Registered: 02/25/02
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Loc: Chicago IL USA
I'm trying to get low voltage wiring from the attic to basement in a house. The problem I'm having is the drill rods I'm using keep snapping the drill heads off after I get three extensions on. Is it that you can only use so many extensions and then they just cannot take the tork? I need to do this and I don’t want to cut hole in the drywall. Do I just want the not possible? This is sensor for HVAC system, has to be away from power and under 200'. I'm using those drill rods that are thin steal and flex with a little self feed bit at the end.

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#31078 - 11/08/03 08:15 PM Re: Using drill rods?
Joey D Offline
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Registered: 10/10/03
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Loc: Arlington MA U.S.
Get a Versabit and use an extension.

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#31079 - 11/09/03 07:32 AM Re: Using drill rods?
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Registered: 10/24/01
Posts: 135
Loc: Dallas,TX
You using that Hole Hawg with the Versabits?

Seriously, I have never tried more than two extensions on a self feed Versabit....and left part of it in the wall.

I have had better success at long shots with the small bits that aren't self feed.
For low voltage controls that should be big enough.

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#31080 - 11/09/03 11:06 AM Re: Using drill rods?
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Registered: 02/25/02
Posts: 33
Loc: Chicago IL USA
This is the ones I'm using. Maybe I should try the different bit type?? The HO is having anxiety because I'm having a hard time. I tell him it’s OK and that this kind of thing can happen but that it will work out. http://www.jensentools.com/product/group.asp?parent_id=7210

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#31081 - 11/09/03 11:57 AM Re: Using drill rods?
wolfdog Offline
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Registered: 10/24/01
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Sometimes you just can't get there from here.

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#31082 - 11/09/03 01:42 PM Re: Using drill rods?
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Registered: 08/07/02
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Can you make the run using the space next to the plumbing stack pipe?

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#31083 - 11/09/03 08:32 PM Re: Using drill rods?
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Registered: 02/25/02
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Loc: Chicago IL USA
Not that I've found yet, the pipes are fitted thrue the holes so tight. I think what I might do is run the wires to an outside wall that I already have an out door sensor run down from the sofit and run it outside and down and then back again. This might push the 200' limit though.

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#31084 - 11/10/03 02:48 AM Re: Using drill rods?
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Registered: 02/18/03
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JohnnyB,- Is this a single or two story house? If single its easy, bore a hole up from basement,then a hole down from attic,then run yuor snake down the wall and fish it out. If two story maybe some closets or piping lines up to the attic.
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