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help wih joist trac

i am doing my first joist trac job. just curious as to what you guys do when drilling the floor joists. I have 2x10s and have to drill the whole length of a 56 foot long house. any help would be appreciated. thanks

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  • Al Letellier_9
    Al Letellier_9 Member Posts: 929
    drilling holes

    The only really easy way to do it is to let your helper drill them. It just has to be done, so get to it. A good drill and sharp drill bits make life easier. I've seen a laser advertized that goes in the first hole and sends a beam of light to the next joist and so on thru all the joists, making it easier to line them up. Can't find one yet, but when I do, I will own one.
    Happy drilling !!!

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  • wethead in wi
    wethead in wi Member Posts: 10


    i am running half inch tubing. whats size hole should i drill?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,121
    Sharp bit, powerful motor

    2" hole at least as you need to get two tubes or more thru the holes.

    The B&D TimberWolf on high speed with a razor sharp bit is the way to go.

    That Stabila hole alignment laser is very handy for that. I'll send mine up for you to try if you'd like.

    www.stabila.com/main.taf?p=1,2,4,1


    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • wethead in wi
    wethead in wi Member Posts: 10


    Thanks for the advice. tommorow i will be drilling the holes. let the wood chips fly
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