[TowerTalk] Pulling coax through PVC pipe

Robert Morris robrk at nidhog.net
Mon Jan 29 10:44:51 EST 2018

On Jan 29, 2018, at 10:21 AM, jimlux wrote:

On 1/29/18 7:04 AM, Dick Blumenstein wrote:
> One slight mod on Patrick's feedback...
> Instead of a rope or stout cable, I would use polyester mule tape (maybe about 1/2" to 3/4" wide) attached to the end of your old cables, so when your old cables have been pulled through, you can then attach the end of that to pull the new cables in, while allowing additional mule tape in parallel to the new cables to be pulled in, too.  

And oddly, mule tape seems to be EAR99 (subject to Dept of Commerce export rules, but not specifically controlled) - So if you're shipping mule tape to some places, it has to be a for a permitted use (no using it to support developmental nuclear weapons in North Korea, for instance)

I think I read, it is made with kevlar fiber.

A  crew left a few hundred feet of the 1/4" stuff in a trash barrel after pulling wire up an eight story office building.

It is marked 1500 pound test. I've used to it pull a truck out of a ditch.

A hundred feet "figure eight" wrapped over your thumb and pinky is about the size of a baseball.

Attach one end to post, other to new dog. Rabbit goes by, dog stops at 100.01 feet.

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