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madmax55555

02:05PM | 07/01/06
Member Since: 06/30/06
2 lifetime posts
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Need some advice please...

I have a ceiling fan that I want to move approx 8 feet from its current position. It is wired to a light switch on the other end. If possible I want to continue using the wall switch. I plan to move the fan 8 feet back toward the switch.

The wire goes from the switch up to the ceiling, then through holes that have been drilled in the joists, then runs lengthwise down the joist to the current location. I figure I should be able to pull the wire back through the joist holes, and run it down the joist closest to the new location.

The problem is, between the hole in the last joist (where it bends 90 degrees and runs to the current location) and the hole where the fan was, the wire is stapled to the joist ( as I am sure it should be ). I put a mirror and a flashlight up to the hole in the ceiling after I took the fan down, that is how I know it's there.

I can not pull the wire back through the other joists unless I get that staple out.

I am wondering how to get it out without cutting another hole in my ceiling to access it. We have a textured ceiling, so I really dont want to have to mess it up any more than I have to. The staple is about 4 feet down the joist from the box where the fan was.

Any suggestions as to how I might get that staple out without cutting another hole in the ceiling would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Max

madmax55555

09:50PM | 07/02/06
Member Since: 06/30/06
2 lifetime posts
Problem solved.

I took a hollow piece of aluminum tubing and stuck a cold chisel in the end.

Fed it down to the staple, placed it between the stud and the wire, gave it a few whacks and out it came.

If anyone else runs into something like this, try that method out.
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