After moving from our old house after a complete renovation I'll admit I haven't had too many chances to use the Mille-Rods, but MAN did they come in handy today!
Our TV is sitting on top of an Ikea special I personally mounted to the wall last year. all the cables from the TV run down behing the wall unit, behind an interior shelf and then to the power strip, etc. You can see in the AFTER picture below, there used to be speakers on either side of the TV, with wired running behind. The Wii, that you can barely see on the left of the TV, was plugged into the wall behind the vas on the left. You could see cord..it was pretty ugly. The goal was to run the power supply into the cabinet with the rest of the electronics..no big deal, except that I couldn't feed the plug behind the TV and through the hole - no helper today to grab it and I couldn't reach.
So here's what I did:
I only needed a few feet of reach so I put together one black, one round red and one flat red of the MIle-Rods. I used the Claw attachment at the end because the power feed on the Wii fit really nicely into it. You can see below that I basically plugged the unit in, then ran the Mille-Rods down the back. You see on the left I was able to just leave the Rods stuck in there while I attached the plug; smaller pic on the right.
The Rods were still successfully stuck behind the cabinet with the power plug for the Wii still attached. So..I pulled it up.
Pushed the rods through the back, attached the wire, pulled it back. That's why they're called "push-pull rods".
Easy project, but it would have been a serious pain without the Mille-Rods! In this case, a 6' professional rod would have been really awkward to use, so even the fact that I could customize the length was helpful.
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