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Old 02-01-2012, 10:15 AM
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Just a tip: for pulling wires through hose/conduit

here is a tip for pulling wires through hose, conduit, or whatever


use your wire feed welder, to push some welding wire through the hose/conduit,
(by just holding the tip in the end of the hose/conduit, and pull the trigger, also turn up the wire speed and turn off gas)

then when the wire comes out the other end, stop and cut it off

attach a butt connector (with the outer covering striped off if its a tight fit) to the welding wire and the new electrical wires you want put in the hose/conduit

next use the welding wire to pull the electrical wires back through the hose/conduit


and you are done, no trying to push bendy wires like spaghetti

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I use my shop vac to suck a heavy twine through, then pull the wires with a little wire lube on them to make it easier to pull.
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why waste a butt connector, you already have the welder in your hand, tac the welding wire to the wire to pull
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I use my shop vac to suck a heavy twine through, then pull the wires with a little wire lube on them to make it easier to pull.
this is used in the gas tanker industry
it is very common to use small nylon/plastic airline for conduit for marker lights etc
where one wire will barely fit in it, so you use the small mig wire

im not talking about wiring houses with 3/4"pipe conduit
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why waste a butt connector, you already have the welder in your hand, tac the welding wire to the wire to pull
give it a try, let me know how that works out for ya
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this is used in the gas tanker industry
it is very common to use small nylon/plastic airline for conduit for marker lights etc
where one wire will barely fit in it, so you use the small mig wire

im not talking about wiring houses with 3/4"pipe conduit

give it a try, let me know how that works out for ya
works great..
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here is a tip for pulling wires through hose, conduit, or whatever


use your wire feed welder, to push some welding wire through the hose/conduit,
(by just holding the tip in the end of the hose/conduit, and pull the trigger, also turn up the wire speed and turn off gas)

then when the wire comes out the other end, stop and cut it off

attach a butt connector (with the outer covering striped off if its a tight fit) to the welding wire and the new electrical wires you want put in the hose/conduit

next use the welding wire to pull the electrical wires back through the hose/conduit


and you are done, no trying to push bendy wires like spaghetti
Great idea!

Brian
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this is used in the gas tanker industry
it is very common to use small nylon/plastic airline for conduit for marker lights etc
where one wire will barely fit in it, so you use the small mig wire

im not talking about wiring houses with 3/4"pipe conduit
I do it all the time and never had any trouble sucking the line through. The vacuum just needs to have a rag around the end so no air escapes. The twine is easier to attach, and smaller than a butt splice. With a little wire lube you can get a fairly full wire(s) through without much trouble. Been using this method for over 30 years in cars, with no problems.
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Nice tip Matt.

I have an oilfield fleet customer that "plumbs" all of his wiring trough synflex (nylon) air brake tubing ... including the use of the compression fittings, etc. The entire system is completely air and water-tight.

Expensive? Maybe a little bit ... but it sure helps to prevent the "green wire gremlin" from wreaking havoc.
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