Posted 11-21-2003 at 10:39:28
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Here's what I'd do:
1.) On the end you want to pull FROM, strip each wire about 2".
2.) Strip the new wire's conductors in the same manner.
3.) Bend each stripped end in two--so that you have a 1" X 1" folded end.
4.) Hook each stripped end on the old wire to a likewise stripped end on the new cable.
5.) Now, using plastic electrician's tape, tape the wires you have now hooked together, completely covering the stripped wires and tapering toward each end.
6.) Don't make the taped section too big! The tape is there to ensure that the wires won't come unhooked.
7.) Unless the wire is stuck inside the conduit (it happens), it should pull the new wire in easily. If it sticks, CAREFULLY work it loose before pulling and add some wire lubricant (available at electrical supply houses and farm stores) before pulling.
Proceed carefully, and you should have no trouble completing the new pull.