Pulling 2AWG copper wire through conduit to weatherhead

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Old 10-10-16, 07:42 AM
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Pulling 2AWG copper wire through conduit to weatherhead

I've managed to get everything else in place but having major trouble threading the 3 conduit wire through the steel pole up to the weather head. I've tried threading it from the bottom up as well as from the top down. The wires are getting stuck within the steel pole wall. Help...inspection is today.
 
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Old 10-10-16, 08:27 AM
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Welcome to the forums. You didn't say what size pipe, so the best solution is to install a larger condiot
 
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Remove the weatherhead or the access panel then it's a straight shot. If you really can't get them through after that, run a fish tape through and pull them through the tight spot. Cable lube (or watered down dish soap) can also help. You can tie a plastic grocery bag to a string and suck it through the pipe with a shop vac, then you tie/tape the string to the wires and use that as a helper to pull through a rough spot.
 
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Old 10-10-16, 09:31 AM
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I hope you are not trying to pull through the weatherhead. Do you have a picture ?
 
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Old 10-10-16, 11:22 AM
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It's likely the wire is getting stuck right at the end where the weatherhead attaches or just above the meter pan. Make sure the wire is straight when put in conduit.

Sometimes you have to use a screwdriver to guide the wire past the fitting.
 
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