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Tired of Broken Spools? #209766 04/23/13 09:05 PM
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Look at this re-invention by Southwire:

http://www.simpullsolutions.com/circuit-wire/how-it-works.htm

I'd love to hear some first-hand feedback ... and whether it's available in coils smaller than the 2000-ft ones shown.

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Re: Tired of Broken Spools? [Re: renosteinke] #209767 04/23/13 09:37 PM
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Reno:
I've seen the ads, read the reports, etc. I am not aware of any of the ECs is my area using this system yet.

SimPull is the 'choice' for a few ECs for feeders; solid color insulation, easy pull, paralleled, etc. Heck, I even saw 750KCMil, Cu, Green!!


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Re: Tired of Broken Spools? [Re: renosteinke] #209768 04/23/13 09:50 PM
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That coil pack brings back memories of the TW in the cardboard boxes with the 'center' payout hole. BTW, bad memories.


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Re: Tired of Broken Spools? [Re: renosteinke] #209769 04/23/13 11:07 PM
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I watched a guy wiring tract homes using boxed Romex. He'd throw a bunch of boxes on the floor at the panel, cut the center out of the box and drag a bunch of home runs across the attic at once. What a mess.

The guy on the posted link is using a ratchet bender. WAY too much work. I used to use one of those and then graduated to a hydraulic fliptop with the hand pump.
Still a ton of labor. Finally forked out for the electric pump and things have been great ever since.

Re: Tired of Broken Spools? [Re: renosteinke] #209778 04/24/13 10:51 PM
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The Simpull rep was at our local CED a few days ago with a sample of the wire "reels". It seemed to pull off pretty nice. It comes off without being messy. A manufacturing procedure that they have proprietary rights to. He said the way it is coiled is the kicker to it being better than some of the older systems.


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