Introduction: How to Hide Any Wire Along a Carpeted Wall

this instructable demonstrates how to hide a wire inside a wall with carpeting. it does not involve any carpentry, plumbing, or dog breeding at all. it is especially useful for making rooms look nice, making sure cleaning ladies/ moms/ girlfriends/ wives/ insane llamas don't rip up wires in an attempt to "clean up".

Step 1: Placing the Wire

first, you will need to find where your wire will go. try to find a place where there are not many turns, because that will make it harder. if it is going to go all around a room, you will need quite a long wire, so prepare for that.

Step 2: Pushing Wire In

for actually putting in the wire, I found it was best to use a broken pencil. it worked better than a screwdriver or anything else I tried. first, you hold the wire on one side. then, you move away from the hand holding the wire, pushing the wire in with the pencil. you may have to go over it a few times. and try not to damage your house, this may not work.

Step 3: All Done!!!!

um.......ur done.

Comments

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SurferGeek (author)2008-07-21

Doesn't work too well with wood floors like I have... ;)

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georion (author)SurferGeek2012-09-04

did your seeing eye dog not mention the carpet???? bad dog ,,no treats for a week !!!!!!!!

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petercertik (author)SurferGeek2009-03-04

Haha...nice.

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codongolev (author)petercertik2009-03-04

not nice. I'm ruined now. I have to go live as a hermit in a hole in the ground that people regularly use as a toilet.

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petercertik (author)codongolev2009-03-08

Don't worry about it...

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codongolev (author)petercertik2009-03-10

wait... don't worry about what? that's my dream life.

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petercertik (author)codongolev2009-03-11

To live as a hermit? In a hole that's used as a bathroom? You need help...lol

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codongolev (author)petercertik2009-03-14

or a career counselor.

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petercertik (author)codongolev2009-03-14

yeah...maybe both...

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codongolev (author)petercertik2009-03-16

I need the help of a career counselor.

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petercertik (author)codongolev2009-03-16

ok...sure.

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Chefboy6382 (author)2008-07-21

any wire? what about 10 gauge romex...

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georion (author)Chefboy63822012-09-04

I could do it .........at your house .........not at my house ,,,call for an appointment~!

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rkr (author)Chefboy63822010-03-21

HA

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bubnbob (author)2009-10-31

the little box says "WHAT? HOW? HUH?" :)

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codongolev (author)bubnbob2009-11-02

 now it also says bubnbob.

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wyrm (author)2008-07-21

Altogether, a good, simple instructable. The pictures are original and they show what you're doing in each step. The bulk of the text explains what you're doing and why. Your lack of capitalization was distracting, though.

As PetervG already mentioned, the title is a bit off the mark. If you can rename an instructable, how about "How to hide a wire along a wall"?

Lastly, middle box == "WHAT? HOW? HUH?"

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codongolev (author)wyrm2008-07-22

how'd you get to it?

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gamer (author)codongolev2008-07-25

Simple.... in Firefox, go to "View" and then "Page Style".... Then select "No Page Style" and you can read all the comment things... lol, took me a minute to figure out...

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codongolev (author)gamer2008-08-01

hey... since you seem to know about page styles n' crap like that, have you ever had that thing happen to you where all the formatting and pictures disappear from a website (in firefox, of course) and it's just text?

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gamer (author)codongolev2008-08-01

Ummm.... No, sorry, I can't really help you, I have no clue what you are talking about, but.... Next time it happens, take a screenshot and send it to me, I might have more of a clue, and I might be able to help you... -gamer

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codongolev (author)gamer2008-08-02

this is the problem. it does this.

instructaphoto.bmp
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gamer (author)codongolev2008-08-02

Ok, I've gotten that before... It is just basically, go to "View", then "Page Style" and click on "Basic Page Style" That should work... -Gamer

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codongolev (author)gamer2008-08-02

thanks, I'll try.

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codongolev (author)codongolev2008-08-02

hmm.... didn't work.

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petercertik (author)codongolev2009-03-04

Does it do that for all pages?

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codongolev (author)petercertik2009-03-04

it stopped doing it a while ago.

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petercertik (author)codongolev2009-03-08

ok

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gamer (author)codongolev2008-08-02

I can't really help you, I would suggest PM-ing Eric, or the Admin, to get help -gamer

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wyrm (author)gamer2008-07-25

Actually, I just read the source of the page. But that works, too. :-P

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Flumpkins (author)wyrm2008-07-30

How did you read it? (Middle Box)

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codongolev (author)Flumpkins2008-07-30

it's explained twice below.

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Flumpkins (author)codongolev2008-07-30

I don't use firefox

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codongolev (author)Flumpkins2008-07-31

the other guy said he read the source for the page.

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Flumpkins (author)codongolev2008-07-31

What?!? I have no idea about computor terms.

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codongolev (author)Flumpkins2008-08-01

it means the html stuff.

in internet explorer, it's "view" and then "source".

in firefox, the only difference is it says page source.

it' the stuff that's all like

<html>
<title>grandma</title>
<body>why is the title grandma? who knows. who cares.
<marquee><------<<</marquee>
that was a flying arrow.
</body>
</html>

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Flumpkins (author)codongolev2008-08-01

I don't get it, drop the conversation.

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codongolev (author)Flumpkins2008-08-01

it's internet language. some can read it, others can't. that's all you need to know.

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codongolev (author)wyrm2008-07-22

and I never capitalize except for special occasions. like "I".

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codongolev (author)wyrm2008-07-22

happy now?

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codongolev (author)2008-07-25

true. say I was looking for an instructable on carpentry. I may find this instructable and rejoice. but I will be saddened, for it is not on carpentry. so I will give it a bad rating and walk away.

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PetervG (author)2008-07-21

Uhhh this isn't in a wall, it's under a carpet.

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codongolev (author)PetervG2008-07-21

oh well, it's more appealing to the public that way. and how did you find it so fast? I just posted it like an hour ago.

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PetervG (author)codongolev2008-07-21

Because it's on recent Instructables..?

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codongolev (author)PetervG2008-07-22

fine. jeez. don't eat my face.

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mossDboss (author)2008-07-22

I hide 10ft of TV Cable this way. Being able to this really depends on the construction. I am in an apartment/flat. I used needle nose plyers to pull the carpet from underneath the baseboard, then pushed the wire down then pushed the carpet back over it. Like I said, I am in an apartment. not too concern about pulling the carpet off the wooden strip holding it down.

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