Installation of pull ropes

Old 08-13-03, 08:47 AM
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Installation of pull ropes

I a in the process of putting in an underground service and the electricain did not install the pull ropes in the PVC pipes. Can someone describe to me how that is done so I can go ahead and do that to get the job completed?


Old 08-13-03, 10:22 AM
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Depending upon the size of the pipe, get something fluffy and light and tie it to a light string like kite cord. Use a shop vac to pull it through. You can use a plastic grocery bag on 4" PVC. Similar, but smaller for smaller pipe. It does not take much. I was surprised at what the shop vac will pull.

Then pull a heavier cord through.

Hope this helps.
Old 08-13-03, 06:03 PM
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duct rodding

Chfite's suggestion works werry well, If the conduit is good and nor real long a regular vacumn will work. Also home improvement stores sell an item called a Fish Tape in the electrical section. It is made of a small spring steel tape that can be pushed thru the conduit. Most rental yards will have them also for a few bucks.

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