I have a cable that I need to run through the ceiling. I'd like to go under the floor, but I have a split level house, and this is the lower floor, so I don't believe there is room in the bottom half of the wall to run cable.
Here's the situation in the ceiling. I think I have a decent handle on what needs done, but this is my first time having to do something like this, so I'm looking for tips and how I might actually fish the cable.
So here's where my cable comes in to the house (wall to the right of this pic out of frame), and where I can easily access the joists:
In my living room, here's what those ducts look like. Fortunately the joists run in the direction I'd like to run my cables.
Here's the TV, my wife wants a shelf above it for the cable box, home theater PC, etc. So I need to fish network cable to this spot on the wall. There is a cable outlet there already but I have hunted all over and I cannot find a the other end of the cable. This house was a rats nest of RG-11 wiring when I moved in, and none of it makes any sense.
My biggest questions:
- how I'm going to get the cable about 4 feet down through that hump in my ceiling and then make a 90% turn.
- How to fish it along the ceiling
- Am I going to have to cut an access hole in my wall by the TV, then patch the drywall to do what needs done? I can't think of any other way to do it. At least not in a hole the size of a wiring box.