Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 1999 – #2

By Plant Engineering Staff September 1, 1999
Pulling more wires

Problem: Pulling additional wires through an existing conduit run can be a risky task, even if the conduit size and fill restrictions allow for additional conductors.

Solution : Instead of a fish tape, use one of the existing wires. Attach the wires to be added (plus a replacement for the one to be removed) to an end of one of the existing wires. Pull the old wire out and the new ones in.

Contributor : J. Michael Stone, Smurfit Stone Container Corp., Greensboro, NC; 336-273-8201

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