Best Lubricant for Installing Transmission Cable, Pulling Through Water, and into HDPE Conduit Systems

  • Heavy Pulls Preferred lubricant for underground transmission cable installation.
  • Water-Resistant Does not wash off. Reduces tension even when pulling through water.
  • Very Low Friction Consistently low friction and tension when pulling through HDPE and PVC pipe.
  • Non-Freezing Formula Polywater® WNN can be used for cold weather (sub-freezing) pulling.

* Polywater + Silicone NN is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

Polywater® + Silicone™ NN is a semi-gel that pours thickly.

Polywater® + Silicone Type NN is a high-performance, specification-grade, cable pulling lubricant that demonstrates superior performance in two areas:  Friction reduction on HDPE (polyethylene conduits) and PVC materials. This lubricant provides continuous lubrication when pulling through water and is suitable for all types of cable pulling.

Type NN is the industry preferred cable pulling lubricant for the longest pulls of heavy transmission cable and pulling cables in a wet environment. It is suitable for use with factory lubricated ducts. It continues to lubricate under high sidewall pressure forces in conduit bends.  Type NN is slow drying and leaves a thin, slippery film that retains its slip for months after installations. While it can be applied by hand, it is best to pour or pump the lubricant into the duct during cable pulls.

Great for pulling in water filled ducts

Great for pulling in water filled ducts

Excellent for pulling into PE ducts and transmission cable installations.

Excellent for pulling into PE ducts and transmission cable installations.

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Product/Package Notes:

Type NN is available in both regular grade and winter grade (for cold weather use in temperatures as low as -20°F (-30°C)). Polywater + Silicone can be pumped using the LP-D5 Drill-Powered Pump (see below).
Polywater Type NN Cable Pulling Lubricant
Catalog #
Winter Grade
Catalog #
Package Description Units/Case
N/A WNN-35 1-quart/0.95-liter bottle 12
NN-128 WNN-128 1-gal/3.8-liter jug 4
NN-320 WNN-320 2.5-gal/9.5-liter jug 2
NN-640 WNN-640 5-gal/18.9-liter pail 1
NN-DRUM WNN-DRUM 55-gal/208-liter drum 1

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