Help pulling wire


Old 06-14-05, 05:12 AM
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Help pulling wire

I've got an outdoor run of about 45' in 1" pvc conduit that I'm pulling 6/3/1 romex. There are 4-90 degree bends and an LB this wire is passing thru. This is pretty stout wire.....could someone give me advice on how to pull this run. The conduit has not yet been buried or cemented at the bends... I would appreciate any help offered....Thank you!
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Old 06-14-05, 05:40 AM
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You cannot put NM wire in conduit, especially outdoors. The wire will rot when it gets wet.

Use individual conductors of THHN/THWN, and use plenty of wire lubricant.

You MUST glue the conduit before pulling wire. The glue will destroy the wire insulation.
Old 06-14-05, 08:03 AM
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In addition to what racraft said:

This is a two man job. One to pull the pull-rope and the other to lube the wires, guide them into the conduit and also help push them. You want that second person there to make sure the wires don't get skinned as they go into the conduit. Also, it helps to lay the entire run of wire out flat to get the twists and kinks out assuming you aren't using wire directly off spools.

When you attach the pull rope to the wires, stagger the #6s by about 6" so the head of the pull is tapered. Use lots of electrical tape and wrap the pull rope around the wires several times; you don't want one of the wires to come loose in the middle of the pull and have to start all over.

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