A fiber rodder is a tool used in fiber optic cable installation to guide and pull cables through underground conduits or other tight spaces. It consists of a flexible rod made of fiberglass or other materials, with a cable guide attached to one end and a handle on the other.
The fiber rodder is inserted into a conduit or other narrow space, and the cable to be installed is attached to the cable guide on the end of the rod. The rod is then pushed or pulled through the conduit, guiding the cable along its path. The fiber rodder is designed to be flexible and durable, allowing it to navigate tight spaces and bends in the conduit without breaking.
Fiber rodders are commonly used in telecommunications, cable television, and internet installations, as well as in industrial applications such as electrical wiring and pipeline installations. They are essential tools for ensuring efficient and effective cable installation in underground or confined spaces.
There are different types and sizes of fiber rodders available, depending on the specific application and the size of the conduit or space. It’s important to choose the right type of fiber rodder and to use it correctly to ensure safe and effective cable installation.