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#21175 - 01/28/03 07:47 AM Good idea or bad idea?
Scotts Offline

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#21176 - 01/28/03 08:09 AM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
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Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
I especially like the idea of the funnel, since I work by myself most of the time. The masking tape probably would work, but I probably would have a screw drive or punch more handy than the masking tape

#21177 - 01/28/03 09:30 AM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Yes. I like the funnel also, however make sure to first de-burr the ends of the pipe, so you don't have sharp edges when the ends get joined with a connector.

#21178 - 01/28/03 01:35 PM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
lighthouse Offline

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 141
Loc: philadelphia pa 19125
i like the idea of the just fill the funnel up with wire pulling soap too.

#21179 - 01/28/03 01:50 PM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
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Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
Have used the masking tape, but not the funnel,great ideas.

#21180 - 01/28/03 02:02 PM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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kudo's on the funnel, probably worth $50 via 'idea's that work'

#21181 - 01/28/03 03:44 PM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
Len_B Offline

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 56
Loc: New Hampshire
Good idea,

A flex spout or offset type would let it fit into a box.


#21182 - 01/28/03 04:28 PM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
The funnel seems to be an OK idea, but if you're just concerned about damaging the wire why not just put a connector on the conduit?

#21183 - 01/28/03 07:35 PM Re: Good idea or bad idea?
rj Offline

Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Skidmore, Missouri, USA
Looks like a good idea, I will have to remeber that when working by myself


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