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Re: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?

To: Steve Jones <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pull Rope in Conduits?
From: Alan Swinger <>
Reply-to: Alan Swinger <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:41:20 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
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If you know what cables will be in the several runs of PVC, an alternative is 
to lay them out next to the trenches and slide the PVC sections into place over 
the cables. Then glue them as you lay them into the trenches. You can include 
the pull rope in to the bundle for future use. This method has worked for me at 
several locations.
Good luck,
Alan K9MBQ

-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Jones <>
>Sent: Oct 24, 2011 11:51 AM
>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?
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