Today, I returned to a job that has laid dormant for over a year. I put in a 3/4" RMC conduit for landscaping last summer. I had about a 50+ run under a driveway, with Christies on both sides. So I show up today, after a long time away waiting for the driveway, and landscaping to get done. I start stuffing my fish tape ine, and it only goes about a foot... ?
I start from the other side, same thing. What ever I'm hitting feels kind of soft...
I figure theres dirt/mud in the pipe. But I put the thing in myself... I greased, and taped all of the couplings, and they were wrench tight, then taped both sides, my tape is still there, but falling off. I try a few more times, if I get through, I'll swab it I figure. NOTHING!
So I give up. I go to a job a few blocks away, where I know the GC, and I borrow his compressor. I go back, with my jury rigged valve that I have occassion to blow string through with. I figure that if I can get the tape through, I can swab it. I get it all hooked up, fire up the compressor, and give it some air. It makes the wierdest noise!