I have some old electrical wiring original to my 1946 house. In some cases it goes between my button board rock lath walls and was stapled there. Are there techniques for removing disconnected, unused electrical cable that has been stapled within or behind a wall? (without opening the walls)
The cable has black fabric on the outside and each wire has a kind of plastic insulation as well as its own fabric sheathing. It is difficult, if not impossible, to pull it out from beneath the staples even when I have direct access to it (e.g. in my attic).
I suppose I could just leave it there but I'd rather get it out if possible.