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[TowerTalk] Re: Pull rope twisted in conduit

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Pull rope twisted in conduit
From: (Jim Idelson)
Date: Fri Aug 1 19:12:29 2003
Thanks for all the replies. I went out and got a 125 foot fish tape at the Home 
Depot. It went completely through the conduit without any resistance 
whatsoever. I think the new plan is to take out the cables that I just 
installed and the pull rope, which are all twisted up. Then I'll pull the new 
cables back through individually. Can't believe how easily the fish tape went 
through. Makes me wonder if I should keep a pull rope in there at all.


Jim Idelson K1IR

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FROM: Jim Idelson <>
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DATE: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 10:51:18 -0400

RE:   Pull rope twisted in conduit

Hi everybody,

I pulled a couple of small cables through my 100 foot 3" conduit that goes from 
the house to the tower. This time it was extremely difficult. I can't even pull 
 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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