I have a conduit built in my media room - an orange color plastic tube going over the ceiling of about 30 feet long. I'm not sure how to use it though to put HDMI cable in. On one end of it at the bottom of the front wall, there is a (loop?) string/ribbon coming out:
On the other end in the ceiling (for projector), there is one (no loop) ribbon coming out, taped to the side:
so my question is, which end do I put the cable in, how to tie it to the ribbon? Is there a way to do this, and leave the ribbon in so it could be used if/when later a second cable needs to be put in?
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Protect the HDMI connector by wrapping it in paper and taping around it, secure the pull string to the cable behind the connector. Attach a new pull string to be pulled along (so you have something to pull the next cable that needs to go in). Have someone feed the HDMI cable into the conduit at one end while another person slowly pulls the string at the other end.
You can get nylon pull string at Home Depot / Lowe's, or a spare run of cat5e can be used, too. Although if you're pulling anything, you should pull at least 1 or 2 Cat5e cables along with your HDMI, which should help cover you for the future. Pulling additional cables later will always be harder than pulling a bunch at once.
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Thank you for all your responses. That loop in the first picture confused me. when I took the plate off and looked closely, it was indeed the end of the ribbon taped to the side of the conduit. With all the tips you guys gave, I know exactly what to do now.