BMack, Dump water in the pipe, and wait overnight if possible, it will usually come on out then. You can mix up some liquid dishwashing detergent with warm water and let it set a few hours with good results also. Does not mean that first tug ain't gonna be doozy.
#27625 - 07/23/0304:39 PMRe: wire removal old conduit
We had a huge pullbox, and about 20 conduits in and 20 out, each with at least 1 network of #12 THW CU, +/- 120' each direction. You could see the dried wire lube. We tried pulling these dry, and just wore ourselves out. After applying the Cable Free, and letting it sit overnight, only minimal effort was needed to recover all the wire. We have an unwritten policy of sharing the proceeds of such rabbit among the crew, or at least to buy lunch depanding on the amount. On occassion, a deserving apprentice gets the proceeds. Anyway, it was a nice reward.
#27626 - 07/25/0301:57 PMRe: wire removal old conduit