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    Long Pull

    Sure some( as they've said before) will say this is a dumb question but since never being the field I think it's a reasonable question.

    So have 8 sets #750 AL going about 100' horizontal then rising up about 225' vert, then about 100' horz again. So about 425' total. It's switchgear feeding switchgear.

    1. Should definitely splice these conductors at some point as I believe that would make the pull easier, correct?
    2. What would the pulling scheme/setup be as far as equipment and where would it be placed? Reel jacks, tugger and pulleys I believe???
    3. In riser runs like this what determines when to splice?

    I sketched up a rough riser.

    Thank you very much.
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    Tie the pull rope to the bumper of a truck then floor it.

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    I would never make splicing 750MCM my first choice.

    Everything you are asking is job site dependent and those decisions vary from job to job.
    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

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    We did parallel runs of 750 AL 900' through 4-90's, no splices, 3 weeks ago.

    If we can do that, this is a baby pull at 425'.

    Bottom line, size the conduit right, don't run it like a rookie and put bends everywhere and there is a good chance it can get there in one piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    I would never make splicing 750MCM my first choice.

    Everything you are asking is job site dependent and those decisions vary from job to job.
    I understand. So, generally, one could make that pull without any splices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow View Post
    We did parallel runs of 750 AL 900' through 4-90's, no splices, 3 weeks ago.

    If we can do that, this is a baby pull at 425'.

    Bottom line, size the conduit right, don't run it like a rookie and put bends everywhere and there is a good chance it can get there in one piece.
    Love it...….TY!!!

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    We had 900’ pulls of 4-600’s with no splices, we pulled one way 600 feet from pull box, than pulled 300’ off spools , made a pulling head than pulled the other way for the 300’. No issues, no splicing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jusme123 View Post
    We had 900’ pulls of 4-600’s COPPER WIRE with no splices, we pulled one way 600 feet from pull box, than pulled 300’ off spools , made a pulling head than pulled the other way for the 300’. No issues, no splicing.


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    Meant to post the 4-600’s was copper wire THHN


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    Quote Originally Posted by jusme123 View Post
    Meant to post the 4-600’s was copper wire THHN


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    Thanks.

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