According to NEC the maximum content of cable in any size conduit is 40%.
Category Archives: Conduit Fishing
What batteries does the old GB Wall-Eye fish tape take? Do you have replacement lights?
We do not have replacement lights for the old Wall-Eye fish tapes. The light used LR44 batteries.
Do you have replacement ends for the FTN-100R fiberglass fish tape?
We have a very limited supply of replacement tips for the FTN-100R. There are 3 replacement tips included with each of the tapes when they are purchased. These are stapled to the inside of the cardboard packaging that the tape is enclosed in when purchased.
Do we have replacement tape for the Upperhand fish tapes?
Currently, we do not have any replacement for the tapes in the Upperhand Series of fish tapes. These tapes are corrosion resistant plated carbon steel and the standard tapes are just standard carbon steel.
I have a Fiberline Fiberglass fish tape, but it is not the same as the one in the catalog. Do you have a replacement kit for the older ones?
The current Fiberline tape is the FTF-200 which is 3/16” in diameter. We also had another size tape that was 1/8’ in diameter. We do have the kit for the FTF-200 (FTRK-20) but no longer have replacement tip kits for the 1/8” fiberglass Fiberline tapes. The FTRK-200 will not work with the smaller diameter kits.
I have one of your nylon fish tapes (NYD-50 and NYD-100). Do you sell replacement ends?
We do not have replacement ends for the nylon fish tapes. If the end is damaged on one of the nylon tapes, the entire tape would have to be replaced.
I have one of your CO2 conduit fishing systems and I need some replacement parts. Do you have a parts breakdown for these kits?
There is no specific parts breakdown for the various C02 systems. There is an instruction sheet for using the CO2 systems, and all the parts included with the various kits are listed individually in the Conduit Fishing section in the catalog. These all can be purchased as individual accessories.
What is the best way to use the pulling grip?
Using the pulling grip isn’t hard at all. While the grip is extended you push the cable all the way to the knuckle and then as you retract it, it will begin to grip to fit the cable becoming tight. In the field some technicians take chicken wire and weave it through the pulling grip and then tape it with duct tape to provide better grip. This helps with some of the pulls that have more bends. Remember that each pull should never exceed 360˚, each bend adding up to 360.
We have four different kinds of pulling grips, each one designed for a specific job requirement. We have ene designed for light-duty (Junior Basket-Type), another for medium-duty(T-Basket-Type), and one for heavy-duty (K-Basket-Type) applications. Each one has a different style of mesh and a different weight limit.
Fish Tape, Pull String, and Fish Sticks all serve the same purpose, what are the differences in application?
Each one of these has its own use. Would you use fish sticks in conduit that has multiple bends? No, you would only use fish sticks in places like dropped ceiling and strait conduit that doesn’t exceed 3 yards. Fish sticks are made out of fiber glass, they have a little bit of play designed into them otherwise they will break.
Fish tape is the exact opposite of fish sticks, but at the same time you can use it for almost all of the same applications you can use fish sticks for as long as you have the patience. Normal applications for fish tape would be conduit with many bends or places where you have sharp bends.
Pull string is attached to a line after you have already pulled cable through the conduit so that you can pull more cable through the conduit without having to re-fish.
I lost the small ball tip for my fishtape. Is there a replacement available?
Yes. The small ball on the end of the fishtape is available from your local GB retailer or distributor. Part number for the replacement tip is FTB-10.