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We always used ladders with a stick of 3/4" emt across the rungs. Just tie down the end of the pipe to the ladder so it doesn't go all over the place. You can get wires on many different levels with an 8' ladder. Remember not to use too many at the top because it will tend to fall over. I have actually pulled wire by myself using this method if the conduit opening is straight ahead and not going down.
 

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We always used ladders with a stick of 3/4" emt across the rungs. Just tie down the end of the pipe to the ladder so it doesn't go all over the place. You can get wires on many different levels with an 8' ladder. Remember not to use too many at the top because it will tend to fall over. I have actually pulled wire by myself using this method if the conduit opening is straight ahead and not going down.
I've done this lots, but still doesn't help that ill need 6 ladders to have them in different locations for the pulls haha
 

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If the six are parked together, I’d make a plywood square, four pieces, drill holes for pipe. When you get to the job, screw them together. You might need some braces. When you’re done, pull the screws. The thing sits flat for travel. I just saw the six locations. Make six smaller ones.
 

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I know that @Navyguy isn't too far away, maybe he has some I can borrow for some cash...

I have reached out to him by email already for something else anyway we'll see if he replies.
Do you have help? Maybe he can do that too?
 
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Do you have help? Maybe he can do that too?
I will have another guy to help with the cable pulls. Finishing will be down the road and will be a 1 man job. 2 men could make it faster but also can end up with things being done differently one end to the other lol
 

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I would cut triangles out of 3/4” plywood. Drill a hole for 3/4” conduit in the middle or towards one of the corners. Make the hole a little big so the plywood will lean in and wedge itself on the conduit. You probably don’t need anything else to hold it together other than the weight of the wire. You could probably make twelve of them out of one sheet of plywood. They would take up no room in the SUV or shop later. When the wire gets light it may be a problem?

I know I’ve seen something like it before. It had a rectangular hole in it for a 2x4 to wedge in it. Maybe it was a saw horse or something?

We call that wire “Banana cable”. The job site slang term anyhow. Because of the way you peel the wire apart. Sometimes it had a yellow overall jacket.
 

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Not for nothing, but sending you 6 hrs away and yet you need advice on how to cobble together reel jacks for small wire doesn't give me that warn fuzzy feeling...
 

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I would cut triangles out of 3/4” plywood. Drill a hole for 3/4” conduit in the middle or towards one of the corners. Make the hole a little big so the plywood will lean in and wedge itself on the conduit. You probably don’t need anything else to hold it together other than the weight of the wire. You could probably make twelve of them out of one sheet of plywood. They would take up no room in the SUV or shop later. When the wire gets light it may be a problem?

I know I’ve seen something like it before. It had a rectangular hole in it for a 2x4 to wedge in it. Maybe it was a saw horse or something?

We call that wire “Banana cable”. The job site slang term anyhow. Because of the way you peel the wire apart. Sometimes it had a yellow overall jacket.
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Not for nothing, but sending you 6 hrs away and yet you need advice on how to cobble together reel jacks for small wire doesn't give me that warn fuzzy feeling...
I don't need advice on how to put them together, rather ideas for the easiest way to make some cheaply.

Regardless, I went ahead and ordered 4 sets of rack a tiers stands... and bought some steel to make some... now I'm gonna have a surplus of stands... tomorrow I have to pick up some 1" emt to use as axles.
 

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I don't need advice on how to put them together, rather ideas for the easiest way to make some cheaply.

Regardless, I went ahead and ordered 4 sets of rack a tiers stands... and bought some steel to make some... now I'm gonna have a surplus of stands... tomorrow I have to pick up some 1" emt to use as axles.
Idk why i didnt just order carts lol
 

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I don't need advice on how to put them together, rather ideas for the easiest way to make some cheaply.

Regardless, I went ahead and ordered 4 sets of rack a tiers stands... and bought some steel to make some... now I'm gonna have a surplus of stands... tomorrow I have to pick up some 1" emt to use as axles.
Holy crap man... You're really obsessed with this non consequential aspect. What are you afraid that your thoroughput won't be at exactly 200% for wire pulling man hours or some chit like that? Don't sweat the petty stuff... pet the sweaty stuff. Specifically... mine. It's 10 pm, I won my court case for a stay-away order from my neighbor (ya'll know my name, can lookup the NYS Unified System Court-Crims site for my issue(s) s,s,s,s,s,s,s) today, and feeling somewhat randy RN.

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Regardless, I went ahead and ordered 4 sets of rack a tiers stands... and bought some steel to make some...
I'm just SMH...
Why don't you also order an Escalade with the optional cable reel holder, heated and air-conditioned while your at it? My late husband could've helped you spend your boss into the poorhouse. Bless his heart he meant well but when it cam to practicality the man was dumb as a stump. ...
 
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