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Old 08-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #16
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By the way. You cannot pull wire through an LB. You can feed wire through it, but you cannot pull through it.
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You said you even opend an LB??? That is what you are SUPPOSED to do!
You DO NOT pull the wires through the LB and keep pulling. You pull out slack and then fed it in the other side; then repeat until done.

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100A MH feeder cable should walk thru 2". And MH feeder cable is FINE for what you are doing. You DO NOT need individual separate conductors.
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Can I ask where and how you are running this cable so that you require 5 LB fittings which must remain exposed?


When tying the cable to the pull rope cut the 3 #2 conductors back and stagger the cuts along the cable. Use the #4 conductor to tie to the pull rope. This reduces the size of the knot going into the pipe. Tape it up and lube well.
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Thanks for all the help, I have a friend coming to pull while I push and try that.
This would have been one of my first steps, depending on the amount of bends another friend or two may be needed.

As your pulling it in, don't push all the wire into the LB as you go. Leave a loop at each LB until you know you have enough to go where your going. Once it is pulled go back and close up the LBS.
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Thanks guys, went like cake when he pulled and I pushed. It is going through two walls so one on each side. Think I said I had five but its 4.
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Pull it all out. Seperate each wire. Untwist them. Make them all straight. No kinks. Clean each length off with a clean rag. Lay them all out straight on the ground.
The guy feeding the wire is the most important guy on this job.
Use the brains on the feeding end and put the muscle on the pulling end.
You can put some lube into the conduit and you must apply lube as it gets pulled in.

Do you know how to make a pulling head? The head is where the wires are connected to the rope.
It is important that the head be smaller than the actual wires you are pulling.
If you don't understand, try and find a YouTube video on how to pull wires.

They have videos for everything else, so you should find one that works for you.

Sorry i missed your post about getting it pulled in.
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J.V., you are late to the party. The OP has finished pulling the wires, so why have them pull them back off to redo what they just finished. That is like getting a vehicle from the factory, tearing it apart down to the frame, then rebuilding, because you think the factory forgot a screw.
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J.V., you are late to the party. The OP has finished pulling the wires, so why have them pull them back off to redo what they just finished. That is like getting a vehicle from the factory, tearing it apart down to the frame, then rebuilding, because you think the factory forgot a screw.
Greg. See my last sentence in my last post. I was late, but did apologize.

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