How to Install Wiring Without Cutting Drywall

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Installing wiring without cutting drywall will be something you might do if you were installing new light fixtures. Find out about installing wiring without cutting drywall with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Good day, everyone! I'm Joshua Clement, and this is how to install wiring without cutting your drywall. A lot of homeowners want to put in new light fixtures or new outlets, but don't have to worry about trying to touch up the drywall after installing the wire. I'm going to show you how to get around that. For this job, I'm going to be using a battery powered drill with the number two Philips bit, some electrical wire and some covering for my wire which is called conduit. This conduit has a back slide on there, that way you can put your wire into the channel and then slip it over onto the walls. But, what I like to do is go ahead and feed my wire through there, within intact, that way I don't have to worry about trying to get it around the ceiling or around the wall and trying to slide onto the channel. The channel will slide down so that way it will hide all your screws that you've put into the wall. So, the first thing I'm going to do is take just a 12 to wire and slide it into my conduit. After it's out, I'm going to go ahead and bend it over and that will keep it from falling back in when I'm trying to put it up. Next, I'm going to take and slide my channel out a little bit and put it onto the wall where I want it to go. Now, I'm going to take one of my screws, I'm going to go ahead and stick it into the drywall and screw it into place. Then, I'll take my channel and slide it back over my screw and then I'll slide it up. So, go ahead and put the screw in the bottom to hold it nice and straight. Installing electrical wires this way is a a lot easier than having to cut into drywall and try to repair that drywall after all the wires are installed. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.


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