Fish tape


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Fish tape

An electrician’s device to aid in pulling wires through a conduit. It is a thin steel wire that can be pushed through a system of conduits; then the actual wires are hooked onto the end of it and pulled back through the length of the conduit.

snake

1. A long tempered-steel, resilient wire, usually having a rectangular cross section, used by electricians in pulling wires through conduit or through an inaccessible space; the snake is threaded through first, followed by the wire.
2. A tool used by plumbers to unblock a pipe or sanitary fitting; usually a highly flexible metal wire, given a rotary motion by a crank at one end.
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Remove the covers from the LBs and push a fish tape through the conduit.
Feed the fish tape from the opening at the top plate to the lighting outlet, connect the cable and pull it through (Photo 3).
For longer distances, or runs that have two or more bends, run a fish tape through the conduit and tape the wires to it (Photo 14 and the photo below it).