# Tracing cable in wall

#### xxxyyyba

Joined Aug 7, 2012
289
I will try to explain my situation as simple as possible
In my house, one side of telephone installation cable (it has few wires inside) comes from wall and I have access to it. I know approximately where other side of that cable is in house, but I don't have access to it because it is in wall. I need to find exact position where it ends in wall. Is it possible to trace that cable from one side of it (which is accessible to me) to other side (which is not accessible because it ends somewhere in wall)? If yes, which tools I need?

#### SLK001

Joined Nov 29, 2011
1,548
Or use a hammer and a crowbar and rip open the wall (the only truely accurate way!).

#### xxxyyyba

Joined Aug 7, 2012
289
Thanks for replies. I can't use destructive methods using hammer before I find exact location of end of cable because I'm afraid that AC mains cables go near that telephone cable

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#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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It might be easier to just run a new cable.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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It might be easier to just run a new cable.
@xxxyyyba i agree with Spinnaker. The "best practice" in telephone, TV and Internet wiring is to run individual cables from source to destination with no branch circuits.

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#### dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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I know approximately where other side of that cable is in house, but I don't have access to it because it is in wall. I need to find exact position where it ends in wall. Is it possible to trace that cable from one side of it (which is accessible to me) to other side (which is not accessible because it ends somewhere in wall)? If yes, which tools I need?
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#### wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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#### dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
12,677
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