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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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These Jacks can be difficult and are often a one time install product. The wire may not simply have 'pulled out' from it, the copper conductor may have actually broken off inside the unit OR the tabs that make contact with the conductors could be broken inside. Even if you able to push in newly stripped wires and have them 'grab tight' and stay mechanically ...


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I'm not sure where you live but US code calls for a minimum of #8 if you're using copper or #6 if you're using aluminum. There would be no advantage in using a larger wire size in this case because at 30ft you will have negligible losses. I don't know what your voltage is or how many phases you have but for an example of what your losses may be, I will ...


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Do you have a voltmeter? If so, you should get a DC voltage across two of the wires (in the US, it is around 48v with all phones on-hook). Once you have identified the two wires with a DC voltage, they should be put into your connector, I would guess either as you show in the picture, or in the other two holes (i.e. they would not be wired diagonally). If ...



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