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    Default cable plowing fiber optic cable

    We need to cable plow HDPE conduit for fiber optic 41,000 feet, 38" deep. We have no experience doing this type of work, buy necessary for this job. Any information / guidance that you can give us to help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Welcome to TBN. I moved this post to the projects forum from the News/Feedback forum. Hopefully you will get more replies here.
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    Default Re: cable plowing fiber optic cable

    Every few thousand feet you will need hand holes, splice boxes or manholes to pull to. You cannot pull all 40000 feet to the final location Unless u have these special blowers that let the fiber float thru the pipe. Still u will need them at the hand holes. Most contractors will havecapstans around 36" depending on cable size to pull cable figure 8 slack and tuen pull to the. Next location or have another crew pull the slack after it's coming out of your hole then they will figure 8 it. You could start in the middle and pull in sections to one end the go back to reel and figure 8 the rest to get to the tail and pull it to the other end in sections. Theirs alot more to it than this short response but it is not difficult for experianced linemen used to rigging.

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    I hope somebody designs this beofre you start pulling. The design should allow for the proper duct sizing and pull locations. Depending on soil conditions, locl permitting agencies and jsut about 1,000 other things you may have issues.

    I have 147 miles to do this year. Well I'm contracting it out. 1/2 DIR Bore 1/2 plow train.
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    Default Re: cable plowing fiber optic cable

    All I know about your situation is when they put a fiber optic cable across Vancouver Island (80 miles) they had a pretty experienced crew do it. It is a few hundred feet from our property. I would make sure you have all the right answers because you do not want to have problems with it, be expensive to re do it. Is this something that would be better contracted out?

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    Default Re: cable plowing fiber optic cable

    Watson1, no offense but how did you land a FOC placement/pulling job without any experience? As mentioned in an ealier post, you need a design,then locates of other utilities, alignment from the baseline, lots of good operators and equipment, etc.
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    Wow. Talk about DYI. Almost 8 miles of cable?

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    Default Re: cable plowing fiber optic cable

    Where are you located I want to do the road bores.

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    Default Re: cable plowing fiber optic cable

    Quote Originally Posted by watson1 View Post
    We need to cable plow HDPE conduit for fiber optic 41,000 feet, 38" deep. We have no experience doing this type of work, buy necessary for this job. Any information / guidance that you can give us to help would be greatly appreciated.
    I have 13 years underground fiber email me at grampaltootee@hotmail.com

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    Default Re: cable plowing fiber optic cable

    Quote Originally Posted by DANOCHEESE View Post
    I hope somebody designs this beofre you start pulling. The design should allow for the proper duct sizing and pull locations. Depending on soil conditions, locl permitting agencies and jsut about 1,000 other things you may have issues.

    I have 147 miles to do this year. Well I'm contracting it out. 1/2 DIR Bore 1/2 plow train.
    I am looking for info on a 100mile job plowing 6 conduits. can you help?

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