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Old 01-10-2019, 10:35 AM   #41
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Some pretty interesting responses here, for sure.

One physical property which never came to mind is the tensile strength of the material. Smash it flat for the last 2" and you can drill a hole for a hanger or bolt and carry quite a load with it.
I've used it that way for shelf supports and braces many times.
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If it ever snows so much I need a machine to deal with it, I'll lay down in front of it and let you run me over with it.
I have a real snow blower for the heavy stuff (6, 8, 10, 12 inches... drifted, etc.). Crap -40 possible, - what a place I live in.

This morning I'm using my wireless 2 cycle power shovel which works really well on 1 inch of snow... as fast as you can walk. It will do up to 2 inches of the fluffy stuff.


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I use it for drilling and driving seismic anchors without using a ladder:

Duct tape a hammer drill to the end of a piece of 3/4", tape the trigger on, and walk along drilling 1/4" holes where needed in the concrete ceiling above.

Hammer the end of a piece of 1/2" flat leaving a big enough gap to insert a 1/4" eye wedge anchor, drill a hole about 3/4" back and put a 1/4"-20 bolt through (gives the wedge anchor something to butt up against). Pre-crimp 1/16" aircraft cable on a bunch of eye wedge anchors. Walk along and hammer anchors into your pre-drilled holes.

Also works great if the grid is already up.

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I've used it that way for shelf supports and braces many times.
If you look at scaffold braces that's pretty much what they are, with a bolt where the X meets. Probably slightly heavier wall schedule but not by much.
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Someday, I'm going to use some to build a geodesic dome.
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Use a spot welder and that could go pretty quick.
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I have a real snow blower for the heavy stuff (6, 8, 10, 12 inches... drifted, etc.). Crap -40 possible, - what a place I live in.

This morning I'm using my wireless 2 cycle power shovel which works really well on 1 inch of snow... as fast as you can walk. It will do up to 2 inches of the fluffy stuff.


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You have more than 1 piece of snow machinery? Jeebus... I have some tanks of CO2 I'm going to release into the atmosphere just for you.
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How is the top piece of pipe secured? And is this 1" EMT?

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1/2" EMT... I just use it for 500' reels of THHN (Usually #12 and #10) circuit pulls. I only use our heavy-duty fiberglass step ladder for 3 reels at a time with the rack bolted to the back side of it with 1/2" rigid straps. A bigger caddy that we built with 1/2" EMT is mounted on an old heavy duty materials cart with tech screws. Granted, caddy's for 500' circuit wire reels are not that expensive, but this was a way to use up a bunch of pieces of EMT and loose fittings during a time when projects were slow... 2009 for example! Also a good time for building temp poles. Things sure ain't slow here now, everybody is slammed!


We built a big rack once for heavy reels using strut and rigid conduit... but that is a whole different story.
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I've made all kinds of brackets out of the stuff for garage storage.

As I was telling @B-Nabs, it is amazing what projects you can think up during dead times, like we had around here in 1982 and 2009. Reel caddys & racks... shelves... temp poles... ceiling racks for lumber.... bird feeders... etc. etc.
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As I was telling @B-Nabs, it is amazing what projects you can think up during dead times, like we had around here in 1982 and 2009. Reel caddys & racks... shelves... temp poles... ceiling racks for lumber.... bird feeders... etc. etc.
82 I was working on satellite comm stations for RCA, I was pretty busy.

09 I retired from the union and moved south.

Conduit, a bender, a set of holesaws, and a mig welder and the possibilities are endless.
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Someday, I'm going to use some to build a geodesic dome.
Built one last year for my nephew. PM me if you want some instructions.

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Different sizes and lengths make a great set of wind chimes. It also polishes up nice in a lathe.


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Should also be easy to electroplate.
Nickel would be really cool.
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Curtain rods when we moved into a new home years ago.
Folks next door thought them drop cloths were custom made curtains as they were up the same day.

Fishing pole cause I was off early and the salmon were running one day.
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1" EMT on the internal frame on my wall tent that I take hunting. It's going on 10 years with only a couple of bows in a couple of poles from a heavy snow one year..
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THAT is an M. C. Escher perspective illustration of an improvised EMT wire rack.

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I get it now, after coming back......1st time it was all Escher to me.
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You have more than 1 piece of snow machinery? Jeebus... I have some tanks of CO2 I'm going to release into the atmosphere just for you.
If you count all of the shovels by every door, the snowpushers by every door, the tractor loader with the snowblower on the 3 point and the the snow bucket in place of the regular loader bucket plus the jugs of ice melt by every door. I forgot the ice scrapers and the electric snow melt cable in part of the sidewalk. I need a BS degree to add it all up.
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How is the top piece of pipe secured? And is this 1" EMT?

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I used 3/4" EMT and drilled a hole straight through the pull cover plate. Then drilled the crossbar EMT pipe and secured it with a wingnut. Easy off, easy on.

When I quit the business I gave them to my buddy. I need to make some more.

I'll draw a better one.
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