Disclaimer: I realize this may not have a good answer other than "yeah it's hard", but I thought to ask just in case.
I'm contemplating running a dedicated electric circuit for my fridge. Last night I went into the crawlspace and found the wood board I'd need to drill up into to run the 12/2 romex, but I couldn't find a good way to drill straight up from where I was.
Here is the area I want to drill through (between the black plumbing pipe and the red one), and here is the accessible area around it (I can't get too close due to some horizontal pipes in the way). Even if I were able to get close and over the horizontal pipes, I can't fit the drill + augur bit directly under the wood board at a 90° angle because of the concrete, so I can't go straight up (and would prefer not to go in at 45°).
Here are the ideas I've thought of:
- Drill from above. Would be ideal, but I'd prefer to avoid taking off more drywall to avoid drywall repair in more visible areas, and would prefer to keep the new hole the exact size of the 1-gang box. The new hole I made is exactly the size of the electric box I'd need.
- Use a right-angle drill bit adapter. I have one of these, but they require getting pretty close up and supporting it / pushing up with my hand from under it, which would be very difficult to do given the limited access.
Am I missing anything else obvious? Any tips or tools that can make this job easier?