I was trying to get cat6 to an upstairs room on an exterior wall and was trying to follow along the outside of the air duct to give me a clear shot. I've got the wall opened up on 2nd floor a couple of 1/2" holes drilled through into the space below the floor. The problem is that I'm centered over the air duct and can't get the snake to follow the downward turn of the duct so its getting stuck. FYI, Its not clear if its the duct or the insulation
Don’t really want to open up wall on first floor Some options:
1) find another cable snake that is more flexible that would be able to make turn from one of the exisitng holes. Or get something into hole that can guide the snake so it goes horizontally first and get it between the outside of duct and exterior insulation.
2) drill (again) close to left stud within same space (electrical on right), thinking that this should give me a better chance by going between the edge of the opening and the actual duct.
3) open up the air vent so I can ‘pull’ the duct out of the way, using existing holes. Concerned about screwing up the air vent and duct - making a bad situation worse.