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Old 02-17-2017, 06:45 AM   #21
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Time is money, a trim and coupling can keep things on pace. No shame in that game.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:42 AM   #22
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I agree with the ones that are saying he probably bend a little tighter than normal. I probably would have bent back to back 90's. Just faster and almost no measuring.
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This is the exact setup I have with the exception of the numbers. One box off the floor 18" to center. The other box is up higher at 60". One box is on the side of the stud and from that stud to the leat side of the connector is say 4". the upper box off the same stud to the left side of the upper boxes connector measures 8 inches. So my offset should be 4". I put 4" in the app and get my distance between bends to be 10 7/16 bending at 22.5 degrees. make my marks and bend and get a larger offset. Dont know why. I am bending to the 22 degree mark on the bender. Mind blowing. I could see if i was off because i measured from one side of the connector say the left side on the bottom to the right side of the connector on the top. but i am measuring to the same side.
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This is the exact setup I have with the exception of the numbers. One box off the floor 18" to center. The other box is up higher at 60". One box is on the side of the stud and from that stud to the leat side of the connector is say 4". the upper box off the same stud to the left side of the upper boxes connector measures 8 inches. So my offset should be 4". I put 4" in the app and get my distance between bends to be 10 7/16 bending at 22.5 degrees. make my marks and bend and get a larger offset. Dont know why. I am bending to the 22 degree mark on the bender. Mind blowing. I could see if i was off because i measured from one side of the connector say the left side on the bottom to the right side of the connector on the top. but i am measuring to the same side.
A 4" offset is something best done by eye, with the shoe facing the sky.

You start by bending to ~ 22 degrees.

Next you spin the EMT around 180... and advance it down and away from you -- while still in the shoe.

Now, eyeball how deep the offset is getting by looking down the pipe. ( the tip that will be later inserted into the j-box )

If necessary, whip out your folding rule// tape measure. Take your measure from the seat of the shoe down towards the sight line.

At first your results will be iffy. However, you'll soon get to be very good at this.

You finally apply the reversing bend -- 22 degrees -- to match the first you made.

If you're off... with such a mild bend, you can un-bend a tad... and get'er done.

Take enough time to match your bends, and to not have a dog-leg.
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A 4" offset is something best done by eye, with the shoe facing the sky.

You start by bending to ~ 22 degrees.

Next you spin the EMT around 180... and advance it down and away from you -- while still in the shoe.

Now, eyeball how deep the offset is getting by looking down the pipe. ( the tip that will be later inserted into the j-box )

If necessary, whip out your folding rule// tape measure. Take your measure from the seat of the shoe down towards the sight line.

At first your results will be iffy. However, you'll soon get to be very good at this.

You finally apply the reversing bend -- 22 degrees -- to match the first you made.

If you're off... with such a mild bend, you can un-bend a tad... and get'er done.

Take enough time to match your bends, and to not have a dog-leg.
Bending by eye is best done by those that are doing a good amount of bending in their recent past. Getting perfect offsets is great as long as the time it took to make them isn't beyond ridiculous.

Get a couple sticks and practice at home in off hours. Good pipe skills are never a bad thing.
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Get'er done!
Here, here! This conduit will be inside a wall when done? Perfect time for a coupling.

Now running surface pipe for everyone to see........different story.

Contractors love it when you spend a lot of time on conduits that will never be seen
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Here, here! This conduit will be inside a wall when done? Perfect time for a coupling.

Now running surface pipe for everyone to see........different story.

Contractors love it when you spend a lot of time on conduits that will never be seen
Truer words never spoken. You'll probably catch some stinkeye when the boss walks by before it gets rocked, but it'll pass quickly enough when he sees all your walls are done.
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