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Old 04-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #106
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trust me, you wouldn't really want to see an old guy whacking conduit.

Hey, if you have a 6 foot step ladder, there is a real easy way to use it as a pipe holder while you cut.

simply put the pipe through the rungs, front to back at a comfortable height. Push the pipe to the right if you cut right handed, to the left if you cut left handed.

Then, using the hand without the saw in it, grasp around the pipe and the rail of the ladder and hold it there while whacking with the saw in the other hand.

When cutting conduit, start out gentle and work into an aggressive action. It usually is easier that way.
Nap, great recommendations for cutting EMT. I used your original suggestion ("put the pipe behind the knee furthest from the hacksaw hand. then bend the knee closed onto the pipe. The pipe continues across the front of the thigh of the other leg. You end up in a kind of kneeling/seetting position. Then, using a Hulk grip with the non-saw hand, hold on and whack away with the whacksaw"), and between that and a new (w)hacksaw blade, it worked fine!

Thanks to you and all the other posters on this thread for the great advice. I've now completed the bulk of the work (documented on the Project Showcase thread: http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/unint...remodel-59526/, starting around post #74). While I've got a lot of "tidying up" to do, I'm quite pleased with how things turned out -- and I couldn't have done it without all your help! THANKS!!!!!

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Old 04-13-2010, 07:12 PM   #107
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I took a look at the thread. Didn't want to post there and interrupt the flow so I figured I would post here.

Not bad days work



for future reference; Clear Glide, SylGlide, OptiLube all suck for general electrical use IMO.

Ideal Yellow 77 or 77+ is my lube of choice.

the others are good for Cat cable, coax, fiber, and the like.
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