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Old 01-10-2019, 09:00 PM   #61
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sharpened end on 1/2" scrap to make punch for toggle bolt holes in sheetrock
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:36 AM   #62
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Different sizes and lengths make a great set of wind chimes. It also polishes up nice in a lathe.


I also new a guy that could play one like a trumpet and blow notes on it.


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Dang... I forgot all about building some wind chimes with 1/2 EMT once. Copper pipe works good too.
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Funny how @MikeFL asks a simple question about EMT and we end up with a 4 page thread covering 6 different subjects... including tariffs, snowblowers, and camping out! I love it.
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I made something like that. I bent a saddle and hacked some teeth in the cutting end. It worked like a speeder type socket driver.



I had to install a bunch of EMT sleeves through the walls for comm and control cables.
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I once dug a big hole and hammered 200 pieces of EMT into the ground with about 3 ft sticking out and the ends cut at an angle. Long story short, I killed 26 German soldiers on that blustery winter day in 1943.
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I once dug a big hole and hammered 200 pieces of EMT into the ground with about 3 ft sticking out and the ends cut at an angle. Long story short, I killed 26 German soldiers on that blustery winter day in 1943.
That same day in a POW camp in Burma, I built a bridge across some river out of EMT, just to **** with my Japanese captors. Scared the **** out of them.
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That same day in prison camp in Burma, I built a bridge across some river out of EMT, just to **** with my Japanese captors. Scared the **** out of them.

Kwai? Kwai not!?
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Built a 10 foot Christmas star ( about 3 sets of lights), Hung it on an old hydro pole I had in the yard.
You could see the star from 1/2 mile away
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Built a 10 foot Christmas star ( about 3 sets of lights), Hung it on an old hydro pole I had in the yard.
You could see the star from 1/2 mile away

Did anyone show up bearing gifts?
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We installed about 300' of parallel 3" EMT high in a ceiling above some equipment and it had to be done after hours.
Turns out, it was in another contractor's Scope of Work.

They were supposed to supply the feeders, about 85k, we supply the panelboards.

We discovered it in a meeting, they paid us for the pipe, we bought the 40k worth of panelboards.
We put in an allowance for both, had to act like we got totally screwed the rest of the job.
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Funny how @MikeFL asks a simple question about EMT and we end up with a 4 page thread covering 6 different subjects... including tariffs, snowblowers, and camping out! I love it.
Don't forget the ever present latent homosexuality!
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I made something like that. I bent a saddle offset and hacked some teeth in the cutting end. It worked like a speeder type socket driver.



I had to install a bunch of EMT sleeves through the walls for comm and control cables.
I knew there had to be something better than welding a holesaw on some emt!
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I once dug a big hole and hammered 200 pieces of EMT into the ground with about 3 ft sticking out and the ends cut at an angle. Long story short, I killed 26 German soldiers on that blustery winter day in 1943.
If you had only referenced Viet Nam you might have had some one on the line!
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Did anyone show up bearing gifts?
Nope just an inspector with a violation tag for a non permited non CSA approved luminaire.
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Nope just an inspector with a violation tag for a non permited non CSA approved luminaire.

Ah, the greatest gift of all!
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Local government intervention!




Wouldn't want the fixture burning up outside on a pole!
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Nope just an inspector with a violation tag for a non permited non CSA approved luminaire.
Csa pipe, csa lights, but no permit.
Oh, and no support for the extension cord dangling down the pole. But i tied a knot so the lights wouldn't unplug.
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Did anyone show up bearing gifts?
A bottle or two of Glenmorangie
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Nope just an inspector with a violation tag for a non permited non CSA approved luminaire.
I see those stars on grain legs all over here, about 100 tto 120' up. Don't ask any questions and most inspectors are to out of shape to climb up and look. I did here about one who asked the owner about it and threatened to go up and look. The owner just asked for his dikes and climbed up and cut it loose while the inspector watched from the ground.
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Csa pipe, csa lights, but no permit.
Oh, and no support for the extension cord dangling down the pole. But i tied a knot so the lights wouldn't unplug.
Oh you "Trunkslammer" you!


When you assemble the approved lights into a fixture are they really still CSA approved?





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