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Old 04-24-2012, 08:33 AM   #16
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Pull all the conductors together at one time.


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Old 04-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
Pull all the conductors together at one time.

If you do them one at a time...1st and 2nd wire go ok...after that, it starts getting tough...because now your dealing wit the friction of the wires against each other and the conduit...

If your concerned about length...pull a string through...mark both ends...pull it out leaving another pull string in....then use that string to set the length of your wires.

DO NOT tape the wires together...especially inside the conduit....the only tape is on the end where you have the pull string attached.

Now...this is me...but string is cheap....so when I have a long run like this, I will typically don't cut the pull string...I tape the wires to it...and then pull the wire along with more pull string. Reason being....if for some reason the wire slips on the pull string, your not pulling the wire off the pull string. And when it's done...I still have a pull string in the conduit with the wire just in case I need to pull another wire.

Nothing is more fun thatn getting to within 5' of your pull and the string coming off....which means you pull all your wire back out and run your pull string through the conduit again.
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stranded conductors you can remove some of the strands of each conductor to make your pulling head smaller then tape it up really well. Make sure you have extra wire and it will work well. You can also use a tubing cutter to remove the insulation and some of the outer strands. Your pulling head being smaller diameter than all the wires you are pulling will help. Rather have leftover wire than not enough.
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I use a swivel leader to help keep the twist out of long pulls,every one else pretty much covered it,now get to work.
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Originally Posted by goosebarry View Post
Tie a string to a mouse. Put mouse in one end and food at the other. use string to pull cable.
I'm having some trouble with this, how do you usually tie the string to the mouse?
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conduit , fish tape , wire

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