Lube for pulling CAT5E cable?

Old 05-19-03, 12:00 PM
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Lube for pulling CAT5E cable?

I am running cable through my house into a wiring closet that is in a new addition. I am using 2" diameter electrical conduit (grey--I can't remember the schedule). I have three of these. As I am adding the cable and pulling them in groups of 5-10, they become a bit more difficult to pass.

I thought that it would not be unreasonable to use some lubricant either sprayed into the conduit or applied directly to the cable.

Are there any do's and don'ts with regard to what should or should not be used?

Also, what percentage of fill of the conduit should I consider it quits? My assumption is that as long as I can pull cable without an undue (25-28#) amount of pressure, that I am OK.

Ken K
Old 05-19-03, 06:33 PM
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Found some things to address your questions.
addresses using a lube made specifically for pulling Cat 5

says pulling force never greater than 25 pounds.

covers filling conduit.

Hope this helps.

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