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Wire Pulling

Wire Pulling
Wire Pulling
Wire pulling equipment is used to pull cables and wires through long lengths of conduit.

Several different tools and methods can be used to make it easier to feed wire through conduit, including grips, blowing systems, and even mechanized equipment that may be needed to pull large, heavy bundles hundreds of feet.

The most common tool is fish tape, which is a long spool of flat metal wire with a hook at the end. The wire is resilient enough to overcome fittings, and flexible enough to round bends or sharp angles. Wire pulling lubricant may be used to cover the fish tape to reduce friction as the tape is fed through the conduit. At the other end, cables are attached to the hook and the fish tape is pulled back through the conduit.