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FISH TAPES #335 01/16/01 06:30 PM
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Which do you like best fiberglass , steel ,or nylon tapes for pulling wire and how do you protect steel tape in hot panels


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Re: FISH TAPES #336 01/16/01 07:31 PM
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Doc, I'm always fishin'...The first thing i do when i get a new tape is to trash the container, and make 3' dia. loops thru 3/4" or 1" flex. I'll wrap electrical tape around this for insulation. I've used those springy leader lines, there ok on a long run where there's a 90 some distance away. For shorter runs into a panel i'll fish with 1/4" nylon tube,which a mechanic turned me on to. For unoccupied runs back to a live panel i'll screw on a threaded coupling with a hole plug on the end. [Linked Image]

Re: FISH TAPES #337 01/17/01 08:36 AM
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Sparky,

I assume that you take the locknut off before screwing on your threaded coupling? So that there are enough threads to keep it from getting knocked off into the live bus?

Sounds like a keeper! [Linked Image]

Hey, maybe we'll start a ECN Tips area,
what do you think?


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Re: FISH TAPES #338 01/20/01 08:11 PM
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Bill, check out this link. <http://www.elec-toolbox.com/frames.html> Click on "tricks of the trade"

Rick

Re: FISH TAPES #339 01/20/01 08:40 PM
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Yes i do Bill, but i had to be shown, i can't take credit for this one.....and i could always use an idea or two, if you care to catalog them here.

For instance...

Has anyone figured out how to keep a fish moving in a wall by itself?

Re: FISH TAPES #340 01/20/01 09:18 PM
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Thanks Rick,

I've been there. Some good stuff! I haven't had a chance to read too many though. Never enough Time!
I thought Sparky was being the inventive one here. [Linked Image]

As far as keeping the fish from moving, I will sometimes use Conduit or tubing as a sleeve as far as I can.


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Re: FISH TAPES #341 01/21/01 10:15 AM
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Go to http://www.majicsticks.com/

They make fiberglass rods to fish walls and over ceilings.

Re: FISH TAPES #342 01/21/01 07:10 PM
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How about fishin' over suspended cielings?


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