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Ferret Tools – How To: Fish Wires Through Finished Walls



Your Most Trusted Companion—A Ferret Inspection Camera

Running wires is an essential skill whether you’re installing new light fixtures or placing new outlets, and each cabling job comes with its own set of challenges. Especially when adding electrical lines behind finished walls, a Ferret inspection camera helps you see and reach in tight corners and confined spaces with ease. No matter if you’re working with home or commercial electric lines, a Ferret will turn tedium into excitement as you effortlessly pull and place wires through finished walls. A Ferret camera increases your safety while at the same time providing an innovative, intuitive, and versatile solution for all your wiring needs.

Wiring Behind Finished Walls with Ease & Efficiency

While running cables through unfinished attics or basements is rather straightforward, it’s much more daunting when you’re running those wires or finding them behind finished walls. The Ferret inspection camera is the world’s first wireless rechargeable inspection and cable pulling solution, allowing you to say goodbye to days of staggering with fish tape, cumbersome wire placement, and excessive patchwork. A Ferret tool introduces an easier, more efficient, and time-saving method. While using fish tape or glow rods is a tried-and-true method, it can be clumsy and tedious; that’s where a Ferret comes in. Attach the flexible gooseneck or short rod and fasten the hook to effortlessly pull and fish wires while having complete visibility via the live feed to your smartphone.

How to Run Wires with a Ferret Inspection Camera

A Ferret inspection camera is your convenient solution to running new electrical lines without tearing up the walls. Whether you’re working with finished walls or a drop ceiling, a Ferret inspection camera is the perfect tool to expedite the job. Better yet, the steps are simple and easy to follow. First, ensure the power is off and the proper safety precautions have been taken, then the procedure is as follows:

  1. Attach the cable to be run at the junction box from which it will receive power or the junction box to which it will deliver power.

  2. Equip your Ferret inspection camera with the included hook attachment and enter it in the hole to which you would like to run the cable.

  3. While viewing the live video feed on your smart device, guide the Ferret inspection camera to the cable and grab it with the hook attachment to pull the cable to the desired location.
    Using a Ferret inspection camera during your cable installations makes it easy to see exactly what’s happening behind the wall. No more guessing if you’ve snagged the right wire and no more fishing for wires in the dark; send in the Ferret to the rescue to the rescue and get the job done.

Save Time Cabling with a Ferret

Generally, if the house you’re wiring was built with rigid conduits, employing fish tape can be an excellent method; however, some homes have no conduit to guide your wires. That’s why you’ll want a Ferret inspection camera in your pocket. Instead of pulling and placing wires blindly with fish tape, enjoy a full 720 HD view of the area you’re working in streamed straight to your phone. When fishing wires the old-fashioned way, it may be necessary to cut a large hole in the drywall, but now with a Ferret inspection camera, you can cut your clean-up time in half. The powerfully compact stature of each Ferret inspection camera allows you to cut a smaller hole and work in a smaller space with ease.

Work Safer with a Ferret Inspection Camera

While a Ferret inspection camera helps you get the job done easily and efficiently, it also elevates your safety and peace of mind. Since a Ferret camera can be easily attached to your glow rods, pull rods, or even a Ferret Stick, you’ll be able to stay out while your Ferret goes in. Not only does this aid in its maneuverability, but it further defines a Ferret inspection camera as versatility at its finest. Then, while you may have cut the power to the wires you’re working with, there may be other wires running behind the wall that are still live. That’s why the Ferret Plus is equipped with a non-contact voltage detector, so you’ll be warned if the hidden wires are live.

A Ferret Inspection Camera—A Cabler’s Must-Have Tool

Whether you’re running cables every day or you only take on a cabling job every now and then, you can benefit from the great functionality afforded to you by a Ferret inspection camera. Each camera in our product range comes with a brimming supply of handy attachments like a padded EVA case and thread adaptors. If you consider yourself to be a DIYer, or perhaps you’re a seasoned electrician, you won’t regret adding a Ferret inspection camera to your toolkit today. Our inspection cameras are built rugged and robust, proving themselves durable thanks to their IP67 rating that offers resilient performance in damp or dusty environments. So, if you’re anxious to see how you can get your next cabling job done faster and safer, pick up any Ferret inspection camera in our lineup and add versatility to your toolkit.

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