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Wingnut144
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Posted - 07/08/2014 :  9:16:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This may sound strange, but what is the best way to locate the top of the wall separating rooms while in the attic?

I'm trying to run some new antenna wire down to our spare bedroom, and I don't want to start drilling holes in 2x4's.....

Everything is covered in 16 inches of blown in insulation so it's hard to see the 2x4's that are there......

Anyone have a suggestion for a guy trying something new???

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Posted - 07/08/2014 :  10:53:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An understanding of construction and careful measuring are required if there's no visibility, most especially if it's an interior wall. Load bearing walls are somewhat easier to locate.

Where is the antenna located? The room? The wall of that room? Walls also have a fire stop about midway between the ceiling and the floor.

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Wingnut144
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Posted - 07/09/2014 :  07:29:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The wall isnt strictly a interior wall, it does connect to the side of the house. It shares a side with the back of the shower from a 2nd bathroom.

The antenna is in the attic, and we already ran some wires from it down to the master bedroom and living room a few years ago, with help from my father...... That isn't a option anymore, hence my problem.....

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Originally posted by stusviews

An understanding of construction and careful measuring are required if there's no visibility, most especially if it's an interior wall. Load bearing walls are somewhat easier to locate.

Where is the antenna located? The room? The wall of that room? Walls also have a fire stop about midway between the ceiling and the floor.


Edited by - Wingnut144 on 07/09/2014 07:30:14 AM
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stusviews
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Posted - 07/09/2014 :  12:08:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Wingnut144

The wall isnt strictly a interior wall, it does connect to the side of the house. It shares a side with the back of the shower from a 2nd bathroom.


What a wall "connects" to doesn't matter. Every wall connects to another wall at some point.

An exterior wall has one surface inside the house and the other surface outside the house. An interior wall has both surfaces inside the house. One exception is an addition where an exterior wall or wall section is now the interior of the new room.

Which is your situation?

BTW, a common method to locate the wall inside an attic or crawl space is to drill up (using a long 1/4" drill bit) from the inside where the wall meets the ceiling and then drilling down from there. It does require a small patch.

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