Yes a mouse cab be vacked that far. Some times a home made mouse works better on long runs. You can make one from a plastic bag. Not easy to describe though.How do you pull a 500 ft run without a pull box in it? Will a vacuum suck a mouse that far? It's 2 inch conduit in a trench. The longest fish tape I have is 250 ft
Cut the corner out of the bag about an inch larger than the inner diameter of the conduit. Pierce the folded corner about ?" above the bottom. You should now have 3 holes in the bottom. End result looks like a primitive parachute. Tie your string in a manner that allows the mouse to open up in the conduit.Some times a home made mouse works better on long runs. You can make one from a plastic bag. Not easy to describe though.
If all you are concerned with is the pull rope.It's PVC but I'm not concerned with pulling wire just the pull rope. I'm trenching and laying conduit with pull rope for POCO primary run. They install the wire.
Blow a string in as described above, then use the string to pull in the pulling rope.
Be sure not to get any lube on the pulling rope.
Totally agree with both above. greenlee makes a very thin nylon string - I would then suck that in with not a mouse - but a plastic shopping bag - the lightest you can find, and even put only a sewing thread on it, then string, then larger pulling line the poly stuff, then rope or nylon tape rated for the pull.i would tie a small rope on the string and then pull the heavier rope in with the small rope or else you will snap the string
And if he gets lost??? :grin: Have a mongoose or hungry snake on your side.Tie your string around a real mouse, and send him on his way!:smile:
Done that - and some slob glued the rope a bunch of places inside the conduit... Some guys just don't get the importance of some things.If all you are concerned with is the pull rope.
why not just pull the rope thru as you lay the conduit?