The Simplest Way to Snake an Electrical Wire Through a Rug
Running a Wire Through a Rug – Below, we will outline the appropriate steps that you should take if you have the need to snake an electrical wire through an antique rug. Following this guide will help you through this process while minimizing the risk of damage to your antique rug. For safety, we suggest having an electrician do this or anything else that involves running electrical wires or cable.
First Remove the plug from the end of the wire
Make sure you have a thin tool that has a pointed end.
Identify the location of where you want the wire to come out. Then from the BACK of the rug, push the pointed tool through the wefts the rug so that pokes out on the other side. Please note that you should not be tearing the rug. Rotate the tool to create just enough space to snake the wire through.
Push the wire through the “hole” you created and pull through all the excess wire.
Pull all the excess wire from under the rug and re-attach the plug to the other-end and plug it into the electric outlet. If done correctly, you should just see the wire poking through with no extra space around the wire.