Fishing drains

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by The Lighting Geek, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    We all have to fish a drain now and then for access. What is your technique?
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    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.

    Have a great day.
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Fish tape. If the bend is too hard I just unscrew the downspout and push it the rest of the way through.
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    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.
  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Silly boys, this is what you need. It's a fiberglass rod, with threaded 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.

  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Messages: 1,988

    damn. I thought this would be about fishing.

    I do however, liken that cool tool above with a gaff.
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

  9. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    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!

    Have a great day.

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