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Old 11-24-2014, 10:54 PM   #1
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What is Chicago Conduit ? I was looking at Cliffhanger Tools web site and His fancy electronic conduit bending spread sheet. Personally I cannot imagine using a laptop to keep track of conduit bending dimentions.
It is a American product but it uses the Metric System for recording of the dimentions . On the spread sheet the first 3 lines are for Chicago 16, Chicago 21, Chicago 27. Those are metric dimention 1/2" ,3/4" and 1" conduit. In addition he also lists EMT, GRC, IMC, and Plastibond .
I have been working at the trade for 35 years and I have never heard of CHICAGO conduit.

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Old 11-24-2014, 11:49 PM   #2
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Do you mean a Chicago bender for bending rigid pipe?

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http://www.cliffhangertools.com/cgi/..._Bending_Tools

No I thought that is what he was referring to but the more and more I thought about it I don"t believe it is.
Look at the free charts and in the conduit column the first 3 entries.

This guy is based in Utah so it could be a western term that we don't hear about on the east coast. But I can not think of a conduit that is available only in 3 sizes.

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........... But I can not think of a conduit that is available only in 3 sizes.

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It's not that the conduit is only available in 3 sizes.

It's that the Chicago-style bender only has shoes that fit three sizes.
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Somebody needs to invent a tool that you can just "beep" a piece of conduit and it will tell you how much to overbend it to account for spring back. From bundle to bundle, brand to brand, and bender to bender, this is different. Maybe one of the most frustrating things.
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Gotta be the Chicago bender, but back in the late 80's a retired spark kept calling seal-Tite Chicago tube. He was a west coast transplant.
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Somebody needs to invent a tool that you can just "beep" a piece of conduit and it will tell you how much to overbend it to account for spring back. From bundle to bundle, brand to brand, and bender to bender, this is different. Maybe one of the most frustrating things.
For 1/2" - 1" ridgid I really don't see the advantage of a Greenlee 555 style electric bender. With a Chicago bender there is not a problem with spring back and repeatable bends are easier to achieve. Just my preference, that's all.

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