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Old 09-09-2018, 08:26 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried one?

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Old 09-09-2018, 09:47 AM   #2
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That looks like a product geared toward the tight UK bends, but someone here sells them. I saw them recently. Maybe rack-a-tiers.

I guess we all sort of effectively do the same thing from time to time, but it's more like taping a nice bullet point on the head of conductors for a short run and pushing them through the pipe.
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If it would help fish wire down an insulated wall, I'm all in , but I doubt it would so.... pass.
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If it would help fish wire down an insulated wall, I'm all in , but I doubt it would so.... pass.
What do you think of a robotic mouse (rat?) which has lights & cameras for eyes, you "drive" via your phone, through a wall or floor/ ceiling assembly, and it travels & bores through studs/ joists while pulling your pull string? If the string is the tail, it could spit it out the mouth to wherever you are. Maybe even have a sensor on the outside of the wall which it steers towards.

It's been in the back of my mind for a while. The industry may be ready for it.
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Hmmm, where have I seen something like this? Mmmmmm.....


OH I REMEMBER IT'S IN THE GIGANTIC Lowes / Southwire ADS ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS PAGE

This is a lot like the Southwire Simpull non-conductive fish tape. I bought one.

I wrote a review on here - it has it's uses in small conduit. The one in the ad might actually be better than the Southwire.
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If it would help fish wire down an insulated wall, I'm all in , but I doubt it would so.... pass.
If it's like the southwire, it's actually less stiff / more flexible than a steel tape so down walls it would be no good.
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That looks like a product geared toward the tight UK bends,
IIRC 16ga conductors for their 10amp circuits.
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I understand the need to learn new tricks but the way I do things have been proven to work for decades. I'm unsure this tool will help me.
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I understand the need to learn new tricks but the way I do things have been proven to work for decades. I'm unsure this tool will help me.
But at some point you probably started using a leader on your fish tape and using cordless tools

I have always recognized the need for a better fish tape but this thing needs to roll up into a container.

I used to have a 25' "tape" that was made from the same flexible stuff as the goldfish leaders. It worked well but had no containment system.
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I already have a vacuum and string.
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Was looking at the website not recognizing what materials were in some some of those photos. What’s the red stuff?
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That's a whole lot of Chinglish to sell a twisted fish tape
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