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Old 12-04-2007, 10:36 PM
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Fishing drains

We all have to fish a drain now and then for access. What is your technique?
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:50 PM
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I generally use a fish tape.

If that doesn't work, and I need a more rigid apparatus to fish a wire, then I will make use of a number of fiberglass chimney sweep poles that can be assembled end to end to form a long, flexible yet rigid pole. This works really well for getting under and behind granite risers and large flag stones used in our pathways here.

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:45 AM
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Fish tape. If the bend is too hard I just unscrew the downspout and push it the rest of the way through.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:24 AM
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fiberglass duct rod or fish tape... the fiberglass ones dont hang up or coil like a metal fish tape does. Smoooooth as a babys butt especially in conduits with multiple wires.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:03 AM
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Duct Rods and Fish Tapes. They work great.
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:00 PM
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Silly boys, this is what you need. It's a fiberglass rod, with threaded ends..so you can piggy back them together and have a long reach. There are several ends to help pull those wires where you need them. They even make a Glow In The Dark model to work at night! Made by Greenlee.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:56 PM
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damn. I thought this would be about fishing.

I do however, liken that cool tool above with a gaff.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:47 PM
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Cool stuff here

http://www.greenlee.com/cat_docs/Fishing_07.pdf


This collapsible one is cool too.

http://www.toolup.com/productinfo.as...reenlee%20FP12
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:43 PM
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Silly boys, this is what you need. It's a fiberglass rod, with threaded ends..so you can piggy back them together and have a long reach. There are several ends to help pull those wires where you need them. They even make a Glow In The Dark model to work at night! Made by Greenlee.
Not much I like better then great tools... and these Greenlee products are really cool. But, for MUCH less money, the fiberglass chimney sweep rods are pretty much identical, and you simply have to attach a hook on the end.

Perhaps I will put the Greenlee product on my Christmas Wish List!

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