I have a gaming system (PS3)and i'm wanting to get on to the internet with my router.But thats in another room.I want to drill a hole for my wire in my carpet without messing it up.I'm just asking for a little help.Can somebody help me out.
It depends a lot on the carpet. If it is Berber (Like commercial carpet) it is best not to drill because it will pull strands out across the entire room in seconds and thus destroying your carpet. If you have pile carpet its not so bad to drill. I would suggest you cut out the carpet with a utility knife first in either case or punch out a hole with a hammer and punch. My question is it possible to go wireless to your network instead of drilling? Hope this helps.
just drill it baby! stay close to a wall or a corner is even better. I would recommend going wireless, but other than that, If possible to reattach the bulky end that plugs in, other wise your hole will be a lot bigger than the cord. In which case, silicone around the hole and wire.
I don't think drilling is a good idea. If it tangles one thread the damage would be VERY visible. Have you considered a punch awl. You can start with an ice pick or a #1 Phillips screw driver and with progressively larger items increase the hole until it is large enough to pass the wire through. A little plus to this method is by flexing the carpet you can push some of the fibers back and close the hole around the wire.
Another method would be a hollow punch. The ones used to punch holes in tarps to install metal grommets might work well.
Good luck, and be careful. Don't run an extension cord under the carpet, it can become worn without you knowing it, short out and cause a fire.
DO NOT DRILL!!!
Drilling could potentially damage your carpet irreparably.
The below method will work on most pile type carpets.
Generally carpet is stretched and held in place with what?s called tack strips that are attached to the floor adjacent to the walls. Some of the excess carpet is tucked underneath the molding at the base of the wall. This molding is called quarter round.
With a pair of pliers, carefully pull up the carpet that is tucked under the quarter round at the base of the wall. If you need to cross a doorway, pull the carpet up on both sides.
Next, carefully tape the cable to a piece of semi-ridged wire, such as a wire coat hanger that has been straightened out. Be sure that there is sufficient tape so nothing will snag on it. Now you can pass the cable under the carpet across the threshold of the door way. If you need to pass the cable under a longer length of carpet than your piece of wire, simply make a small cut in the carpet and continue running your cable. After you have finished running the cable, go back and re-tuck the carpet back under the quarter round molding with a flat screwdriver, butter or putty knife. Anything dull and flat will work.
Be sure that the cable is clear of the tack strip!
If not you may puncture the cable and possibly short it out!
If you needed to make any small cuts in the carpet, go back and push any visible carpet base back down then fluff up the carpet fibers by brushing back and forth to hide the cut.
Hope this helps. I have done this several times with great results!
i do this for a living do not run it under a carpet those tacks will cause packet loss if they puncture the wire and they will trust me take a utility knife and cut a small plus sign where you want to drill pull back the folds of the plus sign insert your drill bit and drill slowly watch that the bit isn't going to catch any of the fibers if it does stop reverse the drill and trim them off then continue hint know where you drilling know what your going to hit when you get threw the floor know where the joist is the beams the easiest way to know where you are drilling is to use a heating register as a reference point then measure from there check twice drill once hope this helps