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You can use a multimeter to check the continuity to determine if the line is broken. Buy a length of wire that will reach from the outlet in the wall to the junction box with the incoming signal, i.e. 18 gauge and attach one end of the cable where it comes out of the wall (you can use electrical tape to hold it or have a helper hold it in contact with the ...
Connect a small battery to one end and try with a small lamp/tongue(dangerous) on the other end. You can easily find out which cables are working and which are not. It's the cheapest way :)
Occaisonally I will drill (horizontally) into the top plate (the horizontal 2x4 on top of the wall studs). After the drill bit goes into the wood a bit, tip the drill approx. 45 degrees up while still drilling. Then finish drilling the hole. This will allow you to drill a hole that angles into the stud cavity. I adjust my technique so that "it looks right". ...
Honestly, a foot and a half is pretty decent working space, as miserable wiring goes. Nice dry attic .vs. grotty wet crawlspace, too. Lay out some boards if I need a floor that's not there, crawl over there and be done with it - would be my approach in that case. The general idea of drilling a hole and running a flexible rod through it works, so long as the ...
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