Cable end of the spool Q


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Old 05-24-10, 06:54 PM
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Cable end of the spool Q

I find that the last 40' or 50' of cable in spools of NM 14/2 has a lot of twists and kinks ,not very good to run along joists.
Is it OK to use it if I straighten it out by hand ?
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Old 05-24-10, 07:15 PM
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Absolutely! In fact I always try to unroll/straighten the cable as much as I can for ease of pulling and to make my work look neat/professional.
 
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Old 05-24-10, 07:24 PM
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Do you use a pay out spinner, or uncoil it as you go? Using a pay out spinner eliminates much of the twisting at the end of the roll.
 
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Old 05-24-10, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for replies, I uncoil as I go.
When I started to rewire my house I underestimated the amount of wire needed so no fancy tools for me
I just mounted a piece of broomstick on top of a milk crate and smooth out the cable by hand with a rag .It works well,all my cables are straight ,no twists or kinks but it is time consuming.So far I done two 450' spools of 14/2 ,other cables came in the packages wraped in plastic.
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