New Location For Main Panel - Electrical - Page 8 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 04-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #106
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 325
Rewards Points: 252

Originally Posted by nap View Post
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:, 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!!!!!

Last edited by Itsdanf; 04-13-2010 at 07:37 PM. Reason: Forgot to insert quote
Itsdanf is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-13-2010, 07:12 PM   #107
You talking to me?
nap's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 7,551
Rewards Points: 6,290

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.
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple Panel Question theatretch85 Electrical 7 09-29-2016 07:15 PM
100 -> 200 amp panel upgrade questions philipjcaputo Electrical 1 10-30-2009 03:35 AM
Replacing 2 Sub Panels with 1 Larger Panel GuitarJack Electrical 7 08-25-2009 08:43 PM
Replacement Meter Panel leonard_voet Electrical 19 04-09-2008 10:27 AM
Location of a sub panel pepemalinus Electrical 3 04-04-2007 06:34 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts