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Tips on How to Use Pull Tape Effectively

June 21, 2019

Many electricians have to pull wire through electrical conduits, risking burns and other malfunctions. Thankfully, tools like pull tape exist to help electricians conduct safe and effective jobs.


Pull tape helps cable installers and electricians route wiring inside and around walls as well as through electrical conduits.


It is typically made with polypropylene, thus giving it a lightweight and low friction nature. Here are some tips on how to make the wire pulling process a lot easier and effective:


1. Conduct an evaluation

Evaluations are necessary parts of any job, but too often they’re not conducted in as thorough a manner as required. An evaluation can help you determine potential problems long beforehand, allowing you enough time to prepare. For instance, there may be an issue with putting too much tension on the conductors – an evaluation will help determine the right tension.


Additionally, evaluations should also help you ensure that the conduit you are working with is completely free of obstructions. This can help you save a lot of time and money.


2. Check the conduit entry and exit

An evaluation should help shed light on the extent of cleaning needed on your electrical conduit. With that said, even without significant dirt, you should still clean the entry and exit of the conduit. Furthermore, you should check those areas for jagged or sharp edges.


Pulling wire or cables through conduits that have damaged entries and exits can cause the insulation to be cut unwittingly.


3. Use proper tools and accessories

Important things to bring with you on the job include lubrication and pull tape. Different types of wires have different properties that interact better with different kinds of lubrication, so make sure you check that your lubricant is suited for the job.


On top of being a handy tool at making the job quicker and more effective, pull tape also has safety benefits – it can help reduce potential burns.


AMAC Equipment is an industry leader in cable installation, supplying the best tools and accessories. Contact us today to lean more about our pull tape and other products!