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General Cable Installation Rules

  1. 1. Do not exceed a pulling tension of 20% of the ultimate breaking
    strength of the cable (these figures are available from the cable maker.)
  2. 2. Lubricate the raceway generously with a suitable pulling compound.
    (Check with the manufacturer for types of lubricants that are best suited
    to the type of cable.)
  3. 3. Use pulling eyes for manhole installations.
  4. 4. For long underground runs, pull the cable both ways from a centrally
    located manhole to avoid splicing. Use pulling eyes on each end.
  5. 5. Do not bend, install, or rack any cable in an arc of less than 12 times
    the cable diameter.