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Thread: Wire lube safe for water

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    Wire lube safe for water

    So I need to replace an LED light in the pool. To do this, I don't need to lower the water. However, I need to get 75' of cabling through conduit (That should have been a little bigger.) I used a fish tape yesterday and got it within about 10' of my pad. I believe I was at the bend under the pad trying to work it around the corner when I actually broke the wire. Have to start all over and it's brutal. There's a 90 behind the led light in the pool and the installers should have used something a little more gradual. So I'm pulling the fish tape back out with vise grips and moving may 3-4" at a time.

    Long story short, is there a wire lube that's safe for pool water? I'm thinking not, but had to ask. I'm not finding anything on here or on Google. I'd really rather not lower the water 5' to use some lube, but also don't want this stuff floating in my water. Since I have another light (About 50') to do still, I really need a (slightly) easier way to run these wires.
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    Re: Wire lube safe for water

    Silicone gasket lube should work, either the stuff for pools or food grade like THIS basically the same stuff. I would not go smearing it all over the pool surface but it is basically inert and should not cause any problems.
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    Re: Wire lube safe for water

    Nice, hadn't really thought about those lubes. Was thinking strictly wire lube. I'll have to give that a try as I have some silicone gasket lube (Not much, but hopefully don't need much anyway!)
    Leisure Pools Riv 30, 8500 gal, IG fiberglass, 200 sqft cart filter (Clean & Clear 200), Intelliflo 3HP variable speed pump, Aqua Rite SWG, auto cover, installed 5/2013
    Aquacal Superquiet 110, installed 6/2014
    TFT 100

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