Fish Tape Recommendation? - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #16
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,158
Rewards Points: 6,652

Even if you pull one, it will be a problem, due to friction, and that they may have taped the bundle at various points, so that it would be hard to back pull. I would try the fish tape, then go from there.


gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #17
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10


I assume you've already completed this, but if not. Pull from the top down and use wire pulling lube, it should go fairly easy. Unless of course like stated it was taped, although hopefully they knew better than leave wire taped inside a pathway, that is something any data guy should know not to do.
Also the best fish tape for plastic tubing (smurf tube) would be a nylon coated metal fish tape.

Last edited by hysticali; 11-05-2011 at 09:19 PM.
hysticali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2011, 10:49 PM   #18
ddawg16's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 10,349
Rewards Points: 7,988
Blog Entries: 2


Tape a rope to the existing Ethernets ( you will most likely have to cut the RJ45 connector off)....then pull all of them out. You will now know exactly how long to make the new Ethernets.

Then use the rope to pull them all back in.....

Oh....and while your at it....add a couple more lines.....I always pull spares.


Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scotch Edgelock Tape: My afternoon entertainment bokeh Painting 5 06-20-2011 09:17 PM
Electrical Fish Tape ---Shatter Giles Electrical 7 02-28-2011 08:42 AM
Paint problems....or just problems with the painter... deanswife Painting 5 07-30-2010 08:36 AM
Aged Painting Tape Needs to Come Off user1007 Painting 2 03-04-2010 05:16 PM
Straighten Nylon Fish Tape? fw2007 Electrical 9 03-11-2008 03:58 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1