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You can use petroleum jelly. It's cheap and easy to find. Or wrap the cables in duct tape, duct tape is sturdy and has good gliding properties. Sex lube will not work because it dries out and is not viscous enough.


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Lubrication is generally only useful when pulling through conduit. If you are pulling through open walls, usually the issues are obstructions, bends, small holes between framing members, etc. All cables will stretch slightly when you pull them, the goal is to not pull so hard as to wreck the cable. Different cable types tolerate this better than others. ...


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I can't imagine how hard you pulled the cable to snap one of the wires. I suggest you reinstall the connectors. You probably just missed the conductor while putting them on. If that doesn't work, pull the cable back out and look for any damage. It may have been snagged on a nail or something. Measure out where the damaged point would be in the wall and ...


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I have worked in the Caribbean on a couple of projects and I feel your pain on getting the right product to do the job, but I have to ask: What are your walls made of? Solid Block? Hollow with Studs? What are you putting the cable in? Conduit? Free Air? How many Cables in the run? 1,2,3 Are you using a pull string of some sort? Everyone wants to use ...


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They make special lubricants that are used to pull wires and cables. Here's one example. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-32-oz-Premium-Synthetic-Clear-Lubricant-51028/100660159


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When someone says soap you have to take in consideration their experience. They may very well mean soap, as it is slippery and would probably work. If, however, they're from the electrical/low voltage field they more likely mean Yellow-77 - or a similar variation available today. A gel-ish type is what you'll likely find at a big-box store. Personally, I ...


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Yes you can, as long as you keep the conductors separated. However, you should likely avoid it if possible. Common practice is to keep power and communications circuits in separate stub bays. National Electrical Code allows you to put power and communication circuits in the same box, as long as all the conductors are separated by a permanent barrier or ...


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Since they went to the trouble to wire a pair of CAT-5 cables at each receptacle, they likely wired them all back to a central patch panel in a closet or wall cabinet that looks something like this: If that's the case, then none of the outlets are "live" and would need to be patched over to the appropriate service (data or phone). Unless they are patched ...


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If they are not terminated, they have no signals at all, until you terminate them and connect them to something. Blue/white(with blue stripe) is normally the "line 1" pair in cat 5 cable used for phones. Green/white(with green stripe) is the standard line 2 pair, in the presently unusual case that you actually have 2 land-lines. Pins 4&5 for blue, ...


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Sometimes if you unplug the other end of the cable, you can get enough slack to put a terminator or jack on the end of the cable. Then run a small bit of cable into the box. Alternately, get an 8-way terminal block: http://www.newark.com/cinch/8-141/terminal-block-8way/dp/28F717 and use this to bridge the wire to another length of wire. Then screw the ...


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You should have enough room to wire a keystone style jack on the remaining cable. Once you have the jack on the end of the cable, you then snap it into the wall plate. It will be easier to do this than try and wire the remaining amount of cable to a RJ45 wall plate. Note, most home improvement stores will have the network parts you need. If that will not ...


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Correct solution - replace the wire with a long enough wire. This plays to "why network & telephone wires should always be run in conduit, always." Kludge that will still be difficult with only an inch inside a box - put a plug on it and use a dual-jack extender. Kludge that will work fine if you are OK with drywall and paint repairs - move the box 4" ...


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You really should not attempt this, but if else fails, you should try this: Is there a way you can attach a new cable at the old one and pull a new cable through the pipes? Some tools: Connector tool.



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