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Polywater® G-35 Cable Pulling Lubricant


Lead Time: 7-10 days. Note that this product is only sold in multiples of 12.

G-35 includes:

  • 1-quart /0.95-liter squeeze bottle

Clear, Single-Polymer, Gel Lubricant for Underground Installations

Polywater® G offers crews a cable pulling lubricant that can be hand applied when pouring is not possible. Polywater G is a single-polymer lubricant used for underground cable pulling in the telecommunication and electrical utility industries. This non-staining lubricant was widely used 30-40 years ago due to its ease of application, resistance to mold growth, and availability in field-friendly packages.

Polywater’s newer complex-polymer lubricants, such as Polywater J, are better suited for installing copper telecommunication and electrical cables. Polywater J was specially formulated for today’s longer and more difficult pulls, pulling through multiple bends and working in hot environments. Polywater J is also used in vertical conduit runs, as it won’t cold flow down into the box or panel after the cables are installed. If Polywater G is still being used we recommend contacting Polywater for a better solution for cable installation needs.

  • Less Mess: Clean drying, non-staining, and water soluble.
  • Applies Easily: Can be hand applied, pumped, or deployed by the Front End Pack Bag System.
  • Low Solids: Will not cement-in cables.
  • Evaporates After Use: Nothing to soil hands or pollute environment.
  • Temperature stable: Will not separate when frozen or kept in hot environments.


1. Lubricity: PVC- or LDPE-jacketed cable on PVC conduit at 200 lbs/ft normal pressure; coefficient of dynamic friction <.20. 

2. Temperature stability: No more than a 10% change in Brookfield viscosity from 5°C to 38°C (40°F to 100°F). No phase-out after five freeze/thaw cycles or 24-hour exposure at 49°C (120°F). 

3. Appearance: Thick, clear, colorless, gel material. 

4. pH: 6.4 to 7.2 

5. Wax, grease, and silicone content: None 

6. Cable compatibility: Passes IEEE 1210 physical and electrical testing on a wide variety of cable materials. 

7. Temperature Use Range: -5°C to 33°C (20°F to 90°F). 

8. Percent non-volatile solids: .5 to 1.5% 

9. Polyethylene stress cracking: No stress cracking on LDPE cable jacket when tested by ASTM D1693. 

10. Toxicity: Non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Industrial use only. 

11. Flammability: Lubricant has no flash point and dried residue is non-flammable. 

12. Cleanup: Complete cleanup possible with water.

Weight 2.3333 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 11 in