I've also used a stiff wire or small rod to push through one length of
conduit at a time.
I'll often put in two pull ropes right away, keeping a spare for future use.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "David Aslin" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2012 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cable pulling
> On 5/6/2012 2:48 PM, David Aslin wrote:
>> Gerald's note prompts me to ask a related question:
>> What techniques are folks using for the first pull through a conduit?
>> Background: Like Gerald, I plan to have a 400ft+ run of 4 inch
>> corrugated irrigation tubing. A 400ft fish tape would be hard to
>> find/expensive, but I need to get a pull rope through the conduit before
>> I can do the first cable pull (LDF5-50) How?
>> David G3WGN WJ6O
> What I did was tie a weight to the end of a rope and then manipulate
> the tubing so that the weight fed itself by gravity (I lifted
> a section of the tubing behind the weight.) After preinstalling the
> rope, then I buried the tubing.
> Rick N6RK
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