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Bill

Jan 1, 1970
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Where do you get *very* long drill bits for drilling from a door or window
through the wall and up into the attic?

The kind I have seen have a narrow 5 ft. long rod welded to a regular drill
bit, then there is a hole drilled through the end of the bit and at the end
of the rod. Then when you have drilled a hole through to the attic, you can
thread a wire through the end of the drill bit, then pull the wire back out
through the hole you just drilled.
 
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Robertm

Jan 1, 1970
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Bill said:
Where do you get *very* long drill bits for drilling from a door or window
through the wall and up into the attic?

The kind I have seen have a narrow 5 ft. long rod welded to a regular
drill
bit, then there is a hole drilled through the end of the bit and at the
end
of the rod. Then when you have drilled a hole through to the attic, you
can
thread a wire through the end of the drill bit, then pull the wire back
out
through the hole you just drilled.
Yellow Pages - Electric Equipment & Supplies - Wholesale.

Bob
 
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alarman

Jan 1, 1970
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Bill said:
Where do you get *very* long drill bits for drilling from a door or window
through the wall and up into the attic?

Home Depot, Lowes.
js
 
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MikeyB

Jan 1, 1970
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Every specialized tool has a name. The name you are looking for is
DiversiBit or something. like that. Home Depot has a full selection, not
sure about Lowes. Try Google, Google is your FRIEND.
 
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Robertm

Jan 1, 1970
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Try Google, Google is your FRIEND.

Yellow Pages are my friend. Electrical supply store in town has them. Can
you imagine the shipping charge on buying something like this over the
internet? And UPS would have fun bending up something this long.

Bob
 
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Jim

Jan 1, 1970
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Bill said:
Where do you get *very* long drill bits for drilling from a door or window
through the wall and up into the attic?

The kind I have seen have a narrow 5 ft. long rod welded to a regular drill
bit, then there is a hole drilled through the end of the bit and at the end
of the rod. Then when you have drilled a hole through to the attic, you can
thread a wire through the end of the drill bit, then pull the wire back out
through the hole you just drilled.


Will your roof pitch allow you to reach the tip of the bit to attach
the wire?

Ranch houses usually don't have that steep a pitched roof to allow easy
access to the tip of the drill bit. If this is the case, you'll may
find that you will have to use a fish tape ( snake ) to push up through
the drilled hole, into the attic, so that you can attach the wire to
something you can reach. Be sure to mark the shaft of the bit with a
piece of tape, so that you don't drill through the roof.

Snakeing the wire into the attic may be a good test of your patience if
you have no experience.
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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aw com'on drilling through the roof is fun.



|
| Bill wrote:
| > Where do you get *very* long drill bits for drilling from a door or
window
| > through the wall and up into the attic?
| >
| > The kind I have seen have a narrow 5 ft. long rod welded to a regular
drill
| > bit, then there is a hole drilled through the end of the bit and at the
end
| > of the rod. Then when you have drilled a hole through to the attic, you
can
| > thread a wire through the end of the drill bit, then pull the wire back
out
| > through the hole you just drilled.
|
|
| Will your roof pitch allow you to reach the tip of the bit to attach
| the wire?
|
| Ranch houses usually don't have that steep a pitched roof to allow easy
| access to the tip of the drill bit. If this is the case, you'll may
| find that you will have to use a fish tape ( snake ) to push up through
| the drilled hole, into the attic, so that you can attach the wire to
| something you can reach. Be sure to mark the shaft of the bit with a
| piece of tape, so that you don't drill through the roof.
|
| Snakeing the wire into the attic may be a good test of your patience if
| you have no experience.
|
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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That'd be a reallly long diversabit if you were in the basement, eh?!


|
| Crash Gordon wrote:
| > aw com'on drilling through the roof is fun.
| >
| >
| >
|
| Not if it's a three storey home.
|
 
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Jim

Jan 1, 1970
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Crash said:
That'd be a reallly long diversabit if you were in the basement, eh?!
Hey, now there's a good question.

What's the longest drill bit anyone has ever used?

I've just recently had to use 5 foot bit with a 4 foot extension.
First time in a long time I've had to use anything longer than 5 foot.
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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I tried that once but broke the bit off in the wall...too much twisty
action...so I'd have to say 5 ft.


|
| Crash Gordon wrote:
| > That'd be a reallly long diversabit if you were in the basement, eh?!
| >
| >
| Hey, now there's a good question.
|
| What's the longest drill bit anyone has ever used?
|
| I've just recently had to use 5 foot bit with a 4 foot extension.
| First time in a long time I've had to use anything longer than 5 foot.
|
 
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Frank Olson

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim said:
Hey, now there's a good question.

What's the longest drill bit anyone has ever used?

I've just recently had to use 5 foot bit with a 4 foot extension.
First time in a long time I've had to use anything longer than 5 foot.


Six foot's about the longest I've used (even recently)...
 
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