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    Pulling Heads

    I know our guys always use pulling heads and don't make up their own but is one more advantageous over the other? Thanks.

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    I’m old school, I think making a head up takes more stress before ripping apart, which is rare if head made correctly.


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    For that size wire, that is a great method. For smaller wires, Kellum grips are faster.

    For pulling com wire, where you will have multiple pulls through the same wire tray or other supports, taping the wires together then putting a single half hitch knot or choker, on to the pull string then taping that to the lead is the fastest way to rig wire and leave another pull string in play. That knot is not very secure, however you're not supposed to exceed 25 lb pulling force on twisted pair and small coax cables, so they work fine.
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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    We buy all of our large conductors with the heads already attached. Since our labor cost is very high it ends up being much cheaper to pay someone to put them on before the reels hit the job site. Also our failure rate for the crimped on heads is zero.

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    Are those reusable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    We buy all of our large conductors with the heads already attached. Since our labor cost is very high it ends up being much cheaper to pay someone to put them on before the reels hit the job site. Also our failure rate for the crimped on heads is zero.

    Makes a lot of sense! So they are garbage after that reel is pulled and heads are attached to each and every reel you order/pull?? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdslotz View Post
    Are those reusable?
    Nope.
    Code references based on 2005 NEC
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Makes a lot of sense! So they are garbage after that reel is pulled and heads are attached to each and every reel you order/pull?? Thanks.
    Yep.
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    Yes they're not reusable and we order the conductors with them already attached. I believe that they're only about $100 per reel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Yes they're not reusable and we order the conductors with them already attached. I believe that they're only about $100 per reel.
    Is that $100 per lead/head?
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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