Applying Pulling Grips Safely A pulling grip is one of the key components of a jobsite wire pulling
system. All the components have to be chosen correctly to maintain
safety. If any component fails under tension- the grip, connectors,
sheaves, rollers and rope can whip around and injure nearby people or
equipment. Choosing set-ups that require less pulling tension are safer.
Split-Bushings Save Time The pressure is on to complete the job. The electrical inspector has
just red tagged the installation for a code violation. A new crew member
installed the tagged panelboards. What will be the impact for you? The
electrical inspector wants insulated fittings per NEC 300.4(G). The new
crew member installed some 4 AWG cables without insulating bushings,
but the inspector noticed. The new electrician said he had trouble
pulling the cable in several conduits using the bushings, so to push the
job progress along, he just skipped them.
What is a Pulling Grip? Cable pulling grips are an essential component to install cable in
conduit. Installing wire in raceways requires a professional craftsman,
especially when it’s medium voltage, large size, or a long run. The
grips lock onto the cable and provide an attachment point for pulling
wire into a raceway.