Duct rodders have the primary task of leading cables towards the right path by having a fibreglass lead, or a lead made from an equally strong material, that ensures the cables aren't damaged and head in a straight line. While some have demonstrated the duct rodder's capability to remove drywall or tiles, its main function is to lead cables into narrow spaces without causing any damage. This useful tool comes in various sizes and can be made of different materials.
Here is a look at the 3 most common materials used in duct rodder manufacturing.
A metal duct rodder is a long, thin piece of metal, usually round in shape. It is typically used to connect the interior and exterior of a building's system, used in manholes, and in other similar operations. Sturdy and light, these are generally made from steel, copper, or metallic alloys.
Plastic duct rods are lengths of plastic tubing that are used to run cables in narrow spaces. They can be used in a number of applications, such as air conditioning ductwork, ventilation ductwork, water piping, and much more. These rods usually use PVCs, ABSs, and PVCs as their core material.
Fibreglass is known for its extreme heat resistance and thus, these duct rodders can handle heat up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes them perfect for installing cables in areas where there is a risk of high heat damage. Additionally, they are also durable in general, making them ideal for harsh environments.
With the materials out of the way, here is a look at a few unique properties of this equipment.
Cables need a duct rodder that protects itself and the cables from potential damage. As a result, it has to be sturdy in nature and maintain its robustness in the face of fragmentation, abrasion, and other environmental hazards that it might encounter while installation.
Slinky And Flexible
High-quality duct rodders are slinky and can be accurately inserted in the desired position with ease. This flexibility, combined with a durable body makes them a crucial part of cable installation tools.
Duct rodders can also be judged on the basis of their longevity. Ideally, an excellent rod should withstand multiple projects and harsh environments. For this purpose, it has to be made from the best, industry-grade materials, such as those supplied by AMAC Equipment Limited, a prominent name in the utility supply industry.
Get the best duct rodders and other electrical installation equipment from greatly dependable manufacturers at AMAC equipment. We've got everything you need for your cable installation needs. Contact us today to learn more!