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Pull this... #60360
12/31/05 08:09 PM
12/31/05 08:09 PM
Redsy  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
90 ft. of 3" PVC with 1 90 deg. sweep at the meter socket and 1 at the other end stubbed up about 3 ft.
How hard would it be to pull (2) 350s and (1) 300 kcmil by hand?

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Re: Pull this... #60361
12/31/05 10:39 PM
12/31/05 10:39 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
My "Pulll-o-meter" calculator comes up with 0.75 Gazillion degrees of "hard."

Re: Pull this... #60362
12/31/05 11:10 PM
12/31/05 11:10 PM
Radar  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 349
Los Angeles, CA
Pipe's plenty big but the 90's will kill ya.

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Re: Pull this... #60363
12/31/05 11:36 PM
12/31/05 11:36 PM
waymag  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 68
dallas, texas, USA
and I thought it was gonna be an X rated post....shame on me

Re: Pull this... #60364
01/01/06 03:40 AM
01/01/06 03:40 AM
XtheEdgeX  Offline
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 116
Better soap 'er up good! If your 90's are pvc and not galv. rigid, you'll get some drag on the wire.

Re: Pull this... #60365
01/01/06 08:27 AM
01/01/06 08:27 AM
earlydean  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 751
Griswold, CT, USA
shouldn't be too hard. I've pulled 4-500s longer by hand. (there were four of us) key is to swab the conduit prior to the pull. dirt in the pipe really slows you down.

Re: Pull this... #60366
01/01/06 10:57 AM
01/01/06 10:57 AM
Sandro  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Agreed....we've pulled longer runs. Just use lots of soap. Make sure you had your wheaties that day too.

Re: Pull this... #60367
01/01/06 03:44 PM
01/01/06 03:44 PM
denny3992  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 53
orwigsburg,pa USA
might want to think about 36" 90's
and why not try a pulley and lift or truck set up some how???? i used my bucket truck to hang a pulley from and worked well

Re: Pull this... #60368
01/01/06 10:39 PM
01/01/06 10:39 PM
kdal  Offline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 34
Piece of cake. Seriously.

Re: Pull this... #60369
01/01/06 10:57 PM
01/01/06 10:57 PM
lamplighter  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 101
You shouldn't have a problem but, if you are going to do this sort of thing regularly, I would recommend one of any number of different portable pullers.
We do alot of bigger industrial wiring and even a small greenlee chugger is a valuable item.
Good luck

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