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Old 05-27-2016, 07:32 PM   #25681
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While construction techniques vary, it's extremely uncommon for drywall to be laid directly against concrete. More typically, wooden furring strips are nailed into the concrete, with insulation between them, and then the drywall is screwed to the furring strips.

So the answer is... maybe- it depends on the insulation. If solid foam insulation was used, then no. If loose insulation was used, then you might be able to run a fish tape through the space and use it to pull the cable.
Gotcha. Something like this probably. So drilling the hole should be more towards the inside drywall rather than the outside.

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I'm job #3 since college. 3 years at Qualcomm, 14 at Cisco, currently 5 at Arista Networks.

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Old 05-27-2016, 07:45 PM   #25683
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Gotcha. Something like this probably. So drilling the hole should be more towards the inside drywall rather than the outside.
^^ That depicts basic residential construct which may or may not have much in common with your commercial building's construction. I don't think you provided enough info in your first post about it to make the call with any degree of certainty, unless you make some fairly significant assumptions.
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Jeebus. I'm on job #2 since graduating college 18 years ago.
As a result, I've worked on a lot of very different things. I've done plumbing (nuke power plant), PCBs (F-15 Radar schematics), machine design (including pneumatic logic controls), consumer product design (spectrophotometers), plant layouts, HVAC (which I hate), subway cars, automotive design & production and optical design. By working on so many wildly different things, I've learned a lot of diverse stuff, which makes me very versatile. I also learned a long time ago what I dislike doing, and can avoid it in the future. I never worry about losing a job, because I know I can get one in pretty short order.

I can't imagine doing the same thing at one place for 20+ years. I'd blow my own brains out.
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I've been with my current employer for 14 years now. It's a good fit and I plan to stay until retirement if I can. The prior 3 jobs weren't such a good fit. I enjoy what I do. There is variety and I am good at it.
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If you drill through the bottom plate of the wall (the 2x4 at the bottom, inside the wall), then you "should" hit open air, assuming the floor is of band and joist construction. Definitely drill through as close to the interior wall as possible. If you hit concrete, you're not any worse off than you started. If you hit a floor joist, don't keep going; pick another spot a few inches over.

If you must drill from the crawlspace, then get the thinnest bit you have and drill at a 45* angle where the wall meets the floor; then remove the bit from the drill with it still in the floor- go to the crawlspace, and find where the drill bit is penetrating before drilling upward. Alternatively, you can drill a hole just large enough to stick a length of abortion wire through it.
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Anyone with any experience with antique cars? I'm looking for something in the 19-teens era (like Model T, or similar). Anyone know about something for sale fairly cheap? No basket cases, but no fully restored garage queens, either.
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Willis jeep? How about a hot rod?
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I actually just looked at a Jeep (1949 Navy model), in spite of my hatred for the brand after owning a Liberty. Too far gone for what he was asking.

I would consider a hot rod, but I'm more drawn to (mostly) stock. That way, I will be less inclined to want to modify it. Less wrenching, more cruisin'.
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Well if you buy something that old are you planning on restoring and rebuilding or do you want to just get it ready to drive?

I figured it would be something you build no?
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I want something to putter around in, and slowly restore/rebuild over time. But if it's a non-runner, I'll never get it going before I lose interest.
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How about exocert with a LS or something crazy in it?
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I've bought 2 93le interiors this weekend. I may have some sort of a problem.
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I did the dewalt impact gun loop hole someone shared here- totally worth it, I love this thing and I basically got a free blower out of it!
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I've bought 2 93le interiors this weekend. I may have some sort of a problem.
I'm just going to burn the one I got for you. I hate the le interiors.
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A stock-ish model T isn't nearly as good to drive and live with as a stock-ish model A, fwiw. MANY drivetrain improvements and other refinements.
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I'm just going to burn the one I got for you. I hate the le interiors.
Ohh no you won't girlfriend.
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I actually just looked at a Jeep (1949 Navy model), in spite of my hatred for the brand after owning a Liberty.
I must have owned a unicorn then. I bought my Liberty in 2002 and put 240k miles on it before it jumped a few teeth on the timing chain and the engine was mangled. I know that I could have gotten more miles out of it if I had done some basic maintenance but I saw how fast it was depreciating and decided to just let it die when it wanted to.

I didn't change the spark plugs until 180k miles and didn't do any maintenance except change engine oil and filter past 180k miles. The only things that cost me money (repairs wise) were the A/C compressor that failed at about 120k miles.
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Is anyone here an air traffic controller? I've been looking into it since a pilot coworker suggested it to me a few months ago. I've got an initial assessment session scheduled in a couple of weeks (50% of applicants make it past that stage, so I'd still be a long way off the final cut of the 3% who actually make it past training). Seems like lots of stress, up to two years of training, needing to be relocated, but an interesting challenge and good money.

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Is anyone here an air traffic controller? I've been looking into it since a pilot coworker suggested it to me a few months ago. I've got an initial assessment session scheduled in a couple of weeks (50% of applicants make it past that stage, so I'd still be a long way off the final cut of the 3% who actually make it past training). Seems like lots of stress, up to two years of training, needing to be relocated, but an interesting challenge and good money.

https://takecharge.navcanada.ca/
I have read a little about them from third parties. From what I have read it is an extremely stressful job with a ton of burn out.
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