[TowerTalk] Cable Runs
tod at k0to.us
Mon Jul 27 18:05:50 PDT 2009
You have convinced me to change the 1/8" ropes to the wire. I need to add a few
more runs to each of the conduits this summer and when I do I will make the
switch. Thanks for the idea.
73, Tod, K0TO
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cable Runs
> As a construction Electrician the past 25 years, the only
> thing I can add to Tod's install is to pull a #10 or #10
> stranded THHN wire in the conduit, instead of a rope, or
> string. It's been my experience, that using a string or rope
> for future pulls is not a good idea. The rope will ALWAYS
> wrap around other cables, and when you pull it out, it WILL
> burn thru insulation.
> If you use a wire ( and lots of lube like Tod says), it'll
> slip right past the others.
> Hi idea of separating the 120 volts from the other cables is
> GREAT idea also. Plus, the electrical code prohibits that,
> unless the insulation on the control cable is rated for same
> voltage ( i.e. 600 volts).
> Tod, sounds like a great install! I would follow his advice!
> 73- Chuck KI9A
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