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Old 02-13-2008, 09:01 PM   #46
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Hey Jim good photos there. that the genral way to do it in resdentail work.

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How many milliliters is a pint of beer?

About 480 ML if i recall it right


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EDIT: 473ML = 1 US pint [ liquid ]

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About 480 ML if i recall it right


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Thanks, Marc. I was just being a smart allec! <burrrrp>
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I think the short radius bender you guys are talking about bends in a 3" radius, instead of 5", for 1/2".

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I think the short radius bender you guys are talking about bends in a 3" radius, instead of 5", for 1/2".

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Yes it is true and i just verify my bender it is shy over 4 inch but if i want to make it more tighter i will just used the Hickey bender [ not too easy to make a tight bend without getting any kink on it ]

but normal run of mill benders most are 5 inch radius [ 1/2 emt size ]

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:37 PM   #51
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nap, yes we are getting pounded here in Chi town. First it snows, then it freezes. Thaw and repeat. Getting tired of shovelling wide enough for my stroller (we've got twins). Anyway....
Jimmy, nice work on the bends. Good photos too. I have some photos of a simulated condition from my downstairs bathroom. I kind of had to make sure I could still do this. nap after all did point out that the stud would have to be chewed out considerably. This is what I came up with:


I didn't have to chew too much material out of the stud as this close up will attest. I used an 1 1/4 spade bit about 1/2" away from the back of the stud. The other hole I did have to cheat a bit to get the 90 through.

nap, I apologize if I seemed argumentative, I didn't mean to offend. I've read your posts before and if I remember correctly you can be a bit stubborn. This is where the phone call for mr. pot comes in for mr. kettle, something about black. Anyway, I hope we're still ok.
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nap, I apologize if I seemed argumentative, I didn't mean to offend. I've read your posts before and if I remember correctly you can be a bit stubborn. This is where the phone call for mr. pot comes in for mr. kettle, something about black. Anyway, I hope we're still ok.
Who, Me? Stubborn? Nah, you must be thinking about somebody else.

My apologies to all. I guess I do come on a bit strong, sometimes without reason. Just whack me when that happens.

Now tell me; is that a 2X6 or a 2X4?

If a 1 1/4 in spade bit was used, it would remove 1/2 of the stud. That appears to be less than that in the pic.

Like I said, I have seen a guy get bit on such so I suppose I get a bit defensive but yours looks good and I would argue that one with the inspec if he had a problem with it. The carpenter, plumber, and I still saw no reason for the inspec having a problem with it, especially since it was not a load bearing wall but as you all know, sometimes you just accept what the inspec says. It is easier than arguing the point.

Did you now that around here the steel connectors are considerably less expensive than the die-cast? A previous employer had a lot of problems with some cheap steel ones so everybody was turned off to them but currently they seem to be of good quality so, save the money where you can.
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(we've got twins). Anyway....
Jimmy, nice work on the bends. Good photos too.
You've got twins too? Mine are 5 year old boys. I don't have to push them around in a stroller anymore. Now I watch 'em charge down the sidewalk, hit the ice and land on their butts. I imagine they'll learn one of these days!

Thanks for the compliment. I was pretty proud of the results. Your work is excellent as well (everyone: see Goose's handywork in the Project Showcase. He's a pipe magician.). I did the exact same thing in my new media/entertainment room. Thread the needle!

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Nope, it's a 2x4. I swear to you everything is as I said. Jimmy, thaks for the compliment. It's also good to hear that other people with twins have lives outside of raising them. Right now it just seems like my wife and I keep kicking them back in bounds when they're bouncing around. One boy, one girl. Hit the jackpot first time out. You?
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A good way to get conduit around a tight right angle corner is to make two right angle bends with a vertical section between the two bends. The first bend would take the conduit that runs horizontal along the wall and run it vertically up (or down the corner for say 6 inches (or whatever length your bender can easily manage. The outside of the conduit should lie into the corner. The next bend takes the pipe that runs verically in the corner and turns it to run flat against the wall beyond the corner. The final result is two right angle bends that are at right angles to eachother. Wires pull through this combo much easier than they do through a corner fitting, which might not pass code anyway on an inside corner, and the pipe lies tight into the corner with no radius holding it out into the room. Good luck

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