We’re doing some wiring in our office, and one of the contractors, Daniel, kindly took the time to explain how they got the wires from one side of the office, through the ceiling, and then back down the other side.
Apparently, you can fish it across by opening the ceiling panels every few feet and climbing into the ceiling.
Or, you can use a pole to pull the wire through.
If you are sending the wire through pipes, you can actually suck it through with a vacuum, which is pretty awesome.
But the coolest method of all is that you can shoot the wire to its destination. Yes. I’m thinking harpoon gun, but one that you can legally use at work while pretending to be productive.
Fascinated, I googled a bit, and found some pictures of line throwing guns.
Now, I discovered, not only are there construction line throwers, but you can also get one for the rough seas, which is considerably larger and consequently better.
This one can be used to “bridge chasms and to reach building and cliff tops” as well as for “water rescue, and building and ski slope evacuation.”
Well, that clinched it. I wanted one.
I emailed the manufacturer of the L-75 line thrower, and asked for pricing in USD.
Sadly, no one has responded yet. Should I hear back, I will be sure to continue negotiations and post them here.