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As a side point to KME's fishing post...

I also keep a length of 'swish curtain track'

approx 2m long with an oblong cross section approx 28mm x 8mm.

This is more ridged than trunking lid but still flexible,

it has a specific use in my tool kit for certain types of stud wall..

I dont know the correct name..

but I call the wall construction a sort of sandwich board..

with glued stiff cardbord honeycombe arrangement in the middle.

Two sides of plasterbord are stuck together with this cardboard arrangement in the middle..

it is usually narrower then typical stud wall..

(i.e two dry-line boxes back to back would probably touch).

I find it often in bungalows and some upstairs walls..

Anyway it is the sort of stuff that has no hollow area directly through it because of the strengthning cardboard arangement.

So you get to the job.. tap the wall.. you know its a stud wall of some sort..

cut your first hole to fit dry-line back-box..

and oh no loads of cardboard square sections honeycombed throughout the middle. no way to push cable through.. :(

Bring in the swish curtain track..

cut a 30/32mm hole in top wood wall batten from ceiling..

roughly in line with the hole you cut for the back-box.

Push the swish curtain track down through the middle of the wall!

it has enough strength to break though the cardboard leaving a big enough gap to fish your cable through!

Generally easier to push down from a 32mm hole to a back box hole than vice-versa?

obviuously if you need to go horizontally accross to another socket, the curtain track has enough flexibility to be fed in through the hole as well as ridgidity to push the internal card out of the way.

Most trunking lids, or rods, dont have the strenght to force 1.5m + through internal cardboard wall strengtheners.

well thats what I find anyway? :)

 

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Aww Bless,

As said, A good tip Sir - thank You. :p

 
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Don`t be greedy! Save this one, and when I next give you a scooby snack, you`ll HAVE 2!!!
Ah!

why didn't I think of that.. :(

But....

Good job I kept that 1st scooby snack in my special "save it for a rainy day tin"! :)

Have to hide things like that from the wife....

cuz if she finds I am getting free scooby snacks...............

she'll put me back on the NO PC Internet access diet again..

and hide my mouse! :_| :_| :_| :_|

I will wait patiently until I earn another scooby snack:p:D:)

 

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Just for your info, this type of 'wall' is called a Paramount partition.

I use a length of fencing wire with the end bent over into a small loop to push through.

 
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Just for your info, this type of 'wall' is called a Paramount partition.I use a length of fencing wire with the end bent over into a small loop to push through.
'Paramount'!

I shall put that in my list of words not to forget folder on the PC! :D :D

hmmmm....

Paramount... Paramount... Paramount.......

Paramount........ Paramount....

Paramount?

yes.. I like that word:) :)

cheers m8B)

 
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'Paramount'!I shall put that in my list of words not to forget folder on the PC! :D :D

hmmmm....

Paramount... Paramount... Paramount.......

Paramount........ Paramount....

Paramount?

yes.. I like that word:) :)

cheers m8B)
I used to like it; but you`ve gone and spoiled it now.

Can`t you just leave things alone????

 

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Oh shut up!!!!X( X( I'm gonna nominate you to be on

'Grumpy Old Men'

I reckon you'd be good on that......

paramount!!!!!

:^O :^O:^O:^O:^O:^O:^O:^O:^O
Also known as Stramit board/ well it is round here.

 

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