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Subject: [TowerTalk] Pull rope twisted in conduit
From: (Jim Lux)
Date: Fri Aug 1 12:03:57 2003
My vote would be to pull all the cables and ropes out, and suck a brand new 
rope through, then use that one to pull several new ones.  A shopvac on one 
end will nicely pull mason's twine or equivalent through quite a long 
distance of conduit. If you need more air drag, a wad of masking tape 
works, as does one of those foam antenna balls.

(You did limit the sum of bend angles  in the conduit to 360 degrees 
between pull boxes, right? Some of those NEC rules exist for a good reason)

At 10:51 AM 8/1/2003 -0400, Jim Idelson wrote:
>Hi everybody,
>I pulled a couple of small cables through my 100 foot 3" conduit that goes 
>the house to the tower. This time it was extremely difficult. I can't even 
>  the cable another inch. I'm lucky that it's just sticking out the other 
> end.
>Seems like the pull rope is twisted around some of the cables; and getting
>worse every time I pull something else through. What's the best way to deal
>with this?
>A. Start using cable pull lubricant and don't wory about it?
>B. Fish a new pull rope through the conduit? If this is the right answer,
>what's the right way to do it? This sounds like the proper thing to do, if I
>can figure out how.
>Jim Idelson K1IR
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