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    Magnetic fish tape


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    I may be wrong but it seems to me if the wall was clear enough to have this work that you could snake it pretty easily with a steel tape.

    Imagine wood lathe, metal lath, insulation, etc. in the wall and I think that tool gets stuck.

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    looks like a good way to get grey rub marks all over the wall, i would cover it with fabric or somthing if I was using it.

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    I have used jack chain for dropping down in walls, gravity pulls it down, and you can make a hook out of a coat hanger to pull it over to your box opening.

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    Protection of painted and various finishs was the first thing that came to mind. I guess it could be used through plastic, wax paper, or with a cloth wrapper.
    If your even thirsty, your two quarts low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwire
    I may be wrong but it seems to me if the wall was clear enough to have this work that you could snake it pretty easily with a steel tape.

    Imagine wood lathe, metal lath, insulation, etc. in the wall and I think that tool gets stuck.

    It claims to work in walls with insulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawls007
    It claims to work in walls with insulation.
    Maybe if you got it between the vapor barrier and the drywall, I doubt it would work with blown in insulation.

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    Well I do usually have a fish tape I need a fiberglass one though.

    I' ve been known to use a lead sinker.

    I thought the whole idea of go fishing is to have a sting on the line...
    If your even thirsty, your two quarts low.

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    I used a fish tape or washer on a string, took my 25' tape folded it at the 36" mark and filled the void with it, dropped the string/fish tape then pull out the tape out.
    Brian John
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian john
    I used a fish tape or washer on a string, took my 25' tape folded it at the 36" mark and filled the void with it, dropped the string/fish tape then pull out the tape out.
    thats a pretty cleaver use of a measuring tape, I will have to remember that:wink:

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