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Topic # 191206 27-Jan-2016 16:41
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I installed a horizontal conduit under our house. I shoulda included a draw string in it at the time.

 

Rather than pull it all out and thread a draw string in, I did this:

 

  • Got a length of builder's string
  • Tied a stubby steel screwdriver bit to the string
  • Fed the bit and some of the string into the conduit
  • Used a neodymium magnet from an old hard drive to drag the bit along inside the conduit

Worked a treat! laughing

 

 


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  Reply # 1480008 27-Jan-2016 16:49
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or just tie the draw string to a plastic bag, shove it into the conduit from one end, go to other end and use a vacuum cleaner to bring it to the other end really quick.





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  Reply # 1480009 27-Jan-2016 16:49
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I used the wet and dry vac to suck the string thru conduit between the house and the shed when the join unstuck because of water in the counduit and cheap tape I used. Also sucked all the water and snail poop out of the conduit.





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  Reply # 1480023 27-Jan-2016 17:01
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+1 either suck ( or if you have a vac with reverse, blow) a pastic bag through the tube,

 

If Chorus can blow fibre, then mere mortals like us should be able to handle blowing a drawstring :)


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  Reply # 1480086 27-Jan-2016 17:34
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I have tens of kilometres of ethernet cable running around farms which was sucked through alkathene water pipe with a 12v vaccuum cleaner. Works well.

 

One thing to be aware of is if you are doing longer runs, you should also pour in some lube.

 

Your favorite brand - durex or KY will work, but your local electrical wholesaler will also have the proper stuff.





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  Reply # 1480103 27-Jan-2016 17:54
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TMI

 

raytaylor:

 

 

 

One thing to be aware of is if you are doing longer runs, you should also pour in some lube.

 

Your favorite brand - durex or KY will work, but your local electrical wholesaler will also have the proper stuff.

 





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Reply # 1480109 27-Jan-2016 17:59
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The conduit I was working with is only 20 mm OD. I've used the vacuum cleaner idea before, it saved my butt on one occasion.


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  Reply # 1480112 27-Jan-2016 18:02
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always leave a draw wire in your conduit. flexible conduit comes with it


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