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Effective Cable Installation With Duct Rodder

August 02, 2023

Today we are diving into the world of cable installation and exploring a powerful tool that can make the process more efficient and effective: the duct rodder. Whether you're an experienced technician or just starting out in the industry, this versatile device is a game-changer when it comes to getting cables where they need to go. Using a duct rodder for cable installation comes with numerous benefits that can make the process much easier and more efficient. Flexibility, time-saving, reduced risk, everything comes with this. Here's how you can ensure effective cable installation with a duct rodder.


How to Use a duct rodder


Clear debris/obstruction:

Ensure the conduit is clear of any obstructions or debris that could hinder the rod's progress. Attach the appropriate size of rod for your cable diameter to the end of the rodder. Gently feed the rod into the conduit, applying steady pressure as you go.


Use smart maneuvers:

As you navigate curves or bends in the conduit, twist and turn the rod accordingly to guide it through smoothly. If you encounter resistance, try rotating or pushing gently to dislodge any obstacles. It's important not to force it too hard as this could damage both the rod and your cables.


Fasten your cables securely:

Once you have reached your desired destination, securely fasten your cables onto the end of the duct rodder using tape or other suitable means. Slowly retracting the rodder will pull your cables through effortlessly.


Wear protective gear:

Remember that safety should always be a priority when working with electrical installations. Wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles, and avoid using excessive force that could potentially cause injury.


By following these steps and taking necessary precautions, using a duct rodder can significantly simplify your cable installation process while ensuring smooth operation from start to finish! Contact us at AMAC Equipment Limited for all types of aerial cable installation and underground cable installation products and services or utility supplies.