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Question by  Rodina (16)

How do I run a wire through a conduit?


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

In a straight run you can push the wire through the conduit. If this does not work the next step is to use a fish tape. Feed the fish tape through the conduit and then connect the wire to the fish tape and pull the wire back through the conduit.


Answer by  Macca (49)

First feed a nylon rope or fibreglass "conduit snake" (also called a "conduit rod") through the conduit. When it appears at the other end, tape the wire to the cord or fibreglass using electrician's tape. Carefully draw the conduit snake or rope back through the conduit, bringing the wire through with it.


Answer by  oddflash (902)

The easiest way is with a fishtape which can be bought at your local DIY store. Make sure to get one that is long enough. Make sure all power is off before continuing. Feed through the conduit and attach the wire to the end of the fishtape. Then simply pull through conduit. There are lubricants that make it easier.


Answer by  swamisarge (283)

Tie a piece of foam rubber to a cords' end. Use a vacuum cleaner to draw the cord through the conduit. Attach cord to the wire to pull it through.


Answer by  monkeyman164 (29)

Running wire in conduit may be one of the easiest tasks. The wire used must be rated for the use. All you must do then is pull the wire through.


Answer by  br657 (167)

You need to first measure and cut the conduit. Then you must mount the conduit to whatever surface it goes. The rest is easy-- just snake the wire through.


Answer by  hahagal (983)

You can run a wire through a conduit, however you should make sure that all power to that area is off to avoid shock.

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