This job tip comes from IBEW brother Joe Scott. He shows how to put a spider on the end of fish tape.

Tools You Will Need:
  • Fish tape
  • Greenlee string
  • Linemans pliers
  • Electrical tape
Step 1: Use your greenlee string to create some loops.
Step 2: Once you have your loop and your excess to make your knot, then cut it.
Step 3: Take the loop out and loop it around the fish tape. Make about three or four loops, and you want to try and get them as even as possible. Then, tie them together in a simple square knot.
Step 4: Tape up the knot with electrical tape, and cut off the excess with your pliers.
Step 5: Push the tape off to the side and tighten and tape it, making sure to leave a service end on the end of the tape.

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Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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