Plowing in 18ga multi strand

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    What are the do's and don'ts. While were at it what about different types of wires.
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you are pulling it with pipe or by itself with a regular blade you will want to keep your turns to a minimum to keep the stress off the wire. If you are using a chute blade you can pretty much do what ever because you are laying the wire instead of dragging it behind you.
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  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    what he said
     
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'll be laying with a chute blade as far as I know at this point.

    Has anyone ever laid any high voltage wire? I was told by someone you cannot lay flat cable such as 12ga UF?
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    the jacket of UF wire can't withstand abrasion like the irrigation cable can - you could always try pulling/laying some conduit for high-voltage conductors
     
  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I will pull in this for high voltage and other wires like audio visual for the home automation guys

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  7. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    What kind of pipe is this?
     
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Utility conduit made by flying w plastics
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  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Low voltage "smurf" conduit.
     

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