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February 2, 2006, 6:22 pm
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I need suggestions on how to pull HDMI thru a 1 Inch Conduit. I
recently pulled all cables out of this conduit (S-Video,Composite,
Trigger Wire) to make room for Component wire. This conduit has at
least 2 elbows. It's very stubborn to get Steel FishTape pushed thru.
My last project was pulling comonent wire thru it, and it broke off
during the job...I just bought HDMI and planning on doing this in a
couple of days...When pulling this wire I'm alittle nervous on putting
all the strain of the pull on the end of the connection...Please give
me some advise...
Re: Pulling HDMI Cable
First of all if you're having trouble with a fish tape you can get a
flexable attatchment that goes on the end to ease it around corners. You can
also wrap a bunch of electrical tape around the end forming a small ball of
tape - small - and this will also help it sneak around corners. Also youcan
get some string anhd tie a small piece of plastic baggie - like part of a
corner - to the end so it fill fit in the pipe but snug then put a vacuum on
the other end. After you have your string in go ahead and put a couple of
halh-hitches on the cable and wrap the end and half hitches with tape then
have one person pull and one person push take it easy and it should be fine.
I would add some lube as well. Since you probobly don't have cable lube you
could use dish soap. It'll come oput greasy but it'll come out. Hope this
helps. Hopefully the pipe is big enough to accomodate the end. Usually cable
is terminated AFTER you pull it.
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