I'd like to run some ethernet cable in my wall through a suspended ceiling to a room where I can terminate the cable. I've not done this before. Most videos show DIYers up in their attic with ample space to grab and pull a wire. I do not have that luxury. I can't fit in the space. How do I get my cable up the wall and then pulled 12 feet through that space without getting stuck on one of the joists?

Space between ceiling and floor above. Joists are at the top of the photo

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    Does diy.stackexchange.com/q/267173/135381 help?
    – red_menace
    Commented Feb 25, 2023 at 20:25
  • Miss the olden days. When you could just have some candy and bring a little helper home. These days the candy will get you a swat team.
    – crip659
    Commented Feb 25, 2023 at 21:28
  • This one looks perfect for the R/C rock crawler method. :)
    – Huesmann
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 14:50

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use a flexible rod with a kink in the end that allows it to ski over obstacles

when I was doing satellite TV installs I used 1/2" pvc conduit for this task.

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