on long runs of say 4/0 with alot of tension how do you keep the rope from burning thru the pvc 90's, one 90 the rope burn't all the way thru, had loads of lube on the wire. this can't be good to have the pipe split open. the run is 400' with 3- 90's and 3" pvc. is this common.
Those braided polyester ropes aren't cheap. Especially in lengths 400' long(if they make them that long). If you used rigid 90's they would have to be 18" or deeper. Is there a way to bond a rigid 90 in a pvc run above ground?
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Re: how to keep rope from cutting thru pvc 90's#63066 03/05/0610:11 PM03/05/0610:11 PM
All round ropes will cut through the PVC. The braided rope is an improvement over the twisted rope, but it will still cut under high tension and long pulls. Also the use of the twisted rope with tuggers is a safety issue. It has too much stretch and can cause injury or damage. The braided rope is a more "static" rope and does not have as much stretch.
Some use "mule" tape to pull in PVC. It is flat and reduces the cut through. Don