Pulling wire through conduit can be challenging sometimes and depending on the amount of bends and the length of the pipe run, it can be almost impossible!
Someone finally discovered that the best thing to use was some kind of lubricant to make the wire slide through the raceway.
Over the years I have heard of all kinds of things being used: dish soap, motor oil, and grease to name a few!!
(Hair gel never really caught on.)
WHAT A MESS!!!
The other problem is that, in a few years, you have to pull the wire out for some reason. The wrong lubricants can make the wire stick in the pipe.
All along the solution has been wire lube!! So a lot of companies started making it—some good and some NOT so good.
Some lubricants were made with dyes that stain your hands and anything it got on!!
Then came POLYWATER!!!!!
Polywater Lubricant J has been proven through use with a track record of more than 30 years pulling cable and wire. Due to its reduction in tension and friction, Lubricant J can be used on both electrical and communication cables.
- Meets LEED and Green Seal criteria
- Lubricity for months after use: clean and slow drying
- Maximum friction reduction
- No wax, grease, or silicone content found in Lubricant J
- Specified for fire-critical cables (Noncombustible residue)
- Stays on cable jacket during application
- UL listed and CARB compliant
- Stable in variety of temperatures (20°F to 120°F)