In this job tip, IBEW member Joe shows how to make a retrieval hook out of fish tape. The retrieval hook will help when you push fish tape in a conduit and can’t get it out all the way.
The tools you need for this tip are fish tape and line hook line.
Step 1: Bend fish tape in the opposite direction of the head. Bend it all the way in as much as you can, make a small bend again, and make the third bend in the opposite direction.
Step 2: Now that there’s a gap, try to close it. This will make a smooth line across the base of the fish tape. When you send it into the pipe, it won’t hook onto anything except the spider on the other end.
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