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Re: [TowerTalk] Run Ropes

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Run Ropes
From: K8RI <>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2012 12:40:37 -0400
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On 5/5/2012 8:05 AM, Michael Warren wrote:
> Question:
> I have two 4 inch runs 80ft long.
> What kind, size, and  length of rope. Also where to obtain the rope. Thanks
That is basically what I have although the conduits are not parallel 
runs. One from the den and one from the shop.
This is the installation of both
As long as you don't more than half fill the conduit, most any braided 
synthetic rope should work. Do not use twist ropes but they natural or 
synthetic materials.
Use lots of cable pulling lubricant (wire soap) even if you thing it'll 
go well with out it.    Double braided synthetics advertised with little 
stretch , 1/4", 5/16, or even 3/8ths should work well.

I used Nylon which has more stretch than I prefer.  I used a little more 
than twice the length needed  (and coil it up in the NEMA box at either 
end )so I can pull from either end and don't have to worry about making 
additional pulls later on.  Wire soap on the pulling rope won't hurt 
anything *except* fresh soap makes it difficult to pull. It gets 
slippery!  IF that happens you just wind it around your glove 2 or 3 
times to get a grip.

Again, the only real don'ts are make the 90's gradual such as  a pair of 
45's and do not use any rope with a twist.  Single and double braid are 


Roger (K8RI)
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> Michael
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