You can probably use a "mouse" and a shop vacuum to get the first
lightweight pull string down the conduit. Use the lightweight string to
pull a stronger pull rope. I've never pulled 500 feet but with
virtually a straight run I doubt you'll have any trouble. I'm not sure
if pulling grease is compatible with RG6 and you probably won't need it
I used 1 1/2" conduit to run 4 10 gauge conductors with two sharp 90's
and one gradual 90 bend over 100 feet with no trouble. Also, 3 12 gauge
solid conductors 125 feet through a 3/4" conduit with two 90's. Didn't
use any pulling grease...
> After being disappointed in the direct burial method, I am planning on
> adding some conduit to access my low band receiving antennas. I have
> one section of conduit that is 500 feet. Can I do this with one pull,
> or will I be wishing a I had added an access box and broken the pull up
> into two parts? I have never pulled a 500 ft run before. Since it is
> unlikely that I will ever want to add another cable into this conduit, I
> was planning on using 1.5 inch conduit. The run will be straight except
> for a couple of very long curves and then the curve at the exit out of
> the ground at the ends. I need to pull one run of RG6 and one run of 16
> ga landscape lightning cable for dc.
> Before someone suggests sending the dc down the RG6 to eliminate a
> cable, the dc resistance of 635 ft of RG6 is about 22 ohms. (It's 625
> ft total to get to the operating position.) Besides the RG6 already has
> dc controls signals on it as well as RF.
> Second question: What is a good method of putting the pull string in a
> conduit this long? I have put it there when building the conduit, but
> that is a pain. I have used an air compressor to blow a string tied to
> a rag thru the conduit, but never on a conduit this long. Is that
> likely to work?
> Jerry, K4SAV
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