How to Use Fish TapeUnreel Fish Tape. Start to unreel a few inches of the fish tape out of the plastic housing. You may need to push a button to release the tape.Feed Fish Tape. Push the fish tape forward to feed it into the conduit or through the holes in the studs. …Attach Wires to Fish Tape. Rip sheathing from the electrical cable to expose several inches of wire. …
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What is a fish tape used for?
Actually, it’s an ingeniously simple tool that electricians use to pull wire through electrical conduits. A fish tape is long, thin, flat steel wire wound up inside a donut-shaped wheel with a sturdy handle.
How do you use a fish tape on a wire?
When a job calls for large wire in a conduit, electricians may use a fish tape to pull in a rope, then use the rope for the wire pull. Although the steel wire is both stout and flexible, it’s not a good idea to pull an excessively heavy load with this tool.
Do you need fish tape for your home?
When routing electrical connections through pipes, walls we use fish tape. As for a spaghetti mess of cords and cables around the house, read our article on high-quality cord hiders and floor cord covers to solve this problem and bring aesthetics to your house. Getting a fish tape requires a lot of attention to several aspects.
What size fish tape do I need for my rod?
Sinta could supply you with both fiberglass fish tape and steel fish tape.Steel fish tapes are made of a narrow belt of spring steel, normal size as 3.2*1.6 mm. Fiberglass or Nylon fish tapes are made of diameter 3mm or 4mm fiberglass or nylon rod.