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Thread: Traceable Fibreglass Duct Rodder? Possible

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    Default Traceable Fibreglass Duct Rodder? Possible

    Traceable Fibreglass Duct Rodder? Possible?
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    This is a 6mm 150m fiberglass duct rodder, cost less than $200 as opposed to 10 times as much for a traceable flexitrace and the likes.
    Anyone had any luck or ever tried, perhaps attaching a silicon electrical wire with the copper inner to the fiberglass rodder and able to trace that? Would be much cheaper option if it works..

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    Default Re: Traceable Fibreglass Duct Rodder? Possible

    You can tape wire to a regular rodder,but it does not work as well. The locatable rodders seem to deal with far end ground somehow. Also repeated use with the regular rodder leads to all kinds of aggravation.
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    Default Re: Traceable Fibreglass Duct Rodder? Possible

    Quote Originally Posted by orangeboots View Post
    You can tape wire to a regular rodder,but it does not work as well. The locatable rodders seem to deal with far end ground somehow. Also repeated use with the regular rodder leads to all kinds of aggravation.
    The ground on the far end is not needed if the conductor has two wires. Tie them together at the end then hook positive transmitter lead to one and negative to the other. I expect this would produce a strong signal and turning down output should reduce or eliminate bleed over.
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