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Re: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?

To: "Steve Jones" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?
From: "Jim Hargrave" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:10:42 -0500
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i have two 100 ft runs of PVC underground from the radio room to the tower.
I used a small nylon cord and fabricated a soft ball of cotton in a sock
tied to the string. Then connect a shop vacuum cleaner to the other end and
suck it through. Once you have it through I suggest you install a stranded
covered electrical wire to leave in the tube for pulling. It will not rot or
detieriate. There have been some posts in the past telling the preferred
type of electrical wire.

    73s de Jim

  > -----Original Message-----
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  > []On Behalf Of Steve Jones
  > Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 10:51 AM
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  > Subject: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?
  > I'm about to place a number of 150' Sched 40 PVC conduits
  > between my shack
  > and new tower.   I want to end up with small 200 lb. stength
  > nylon twine in
  > each conduit, then use that small twine to pull through a
  > larger 1/4" nylon
  > rope for the actual cable pulls.
  > Should I use a fish tape to pull through the small twine as I
  > glue on each
  > additional section of conduit?  I'm concerned about the PVC
  > cement sticking
  > to the nylon twine.  Or is there an easy way to install the small twine
  > after a whole 150' run of conduit is completely glued together?
  > 73,
  > Steve
  > N6SJ
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