Electrician Talk banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Arsholeprentice
Joined
·
7,496 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I have been bidding jobs like crazy, running around, and building the business. Today I strapped on the tools for the first time, besides some basic service stuff, and bent some conduit.......I should have stayed in the truck!:laughing::laughing:

I got done with an offset, four point saddle, and another offset. Took a look at it, what dogged legged POS! I sat there and laughed for a second, looked over at our apprentice and said "I suppose this is where I leave, and the rest of you sit around and talk about how I "used" to be a good electrician":laughing::laughing:

I guess I'm a little rusty with the bender.:thumbup:
 

·
RIP 1959-2015
Joined
·
39,618 Posts
So I have been bidding jobs like crazy, running around, and building the business. Today I strapped on the tools for the first time, besides some basic service stuff, and bent some conduit.......I should have stayed in the truck!:laughing::laughing:

I got done with an offset, four point saddle, and another offset. Took a look at it, what dogged legged POS! I sat there and laughed for a second, looked over at our apprentice and said "I suppose this is where I leave, and the rest of you sit around and talk about how I "used" to be a good electrician":laughing::laughing:

I guess I'm a little rusty with the bender.:thumbup:
Here is what to do to sharpen up your skills right in your shop...:thumbup:

Go buy 100' of 3/4" EMT AND A 3/4" Ideal EMT bender with the handle and the book ,, read the book many times.

Now set up a sheet of plywood in your garage or basement.

Put a 4" square box at the 6 o'clock position 1' above that have a 2" PVC going across your path measure up another foot and make a mark,,,,about 30" to the right place another box at the 3 o'clock position .

Now make a box-offset to come out of your box at the 6 o'clock position then make a 3 point saddle to go over your 2" PVC, then measure to make a 90 DEG bend to your box at the 3 o'clock position make a box-offset to hit the box at the 3 o'clock position, use some one-hole clips to secure your pipe.

You must do this in one piece "NO COUPLINGS"....:laughing:

Doing this is good practice and you can make it even harder for good measure .

Take your time and teach yourself this once you get this down you'll have a much better understanding of bending pipe and installing it like it's a piece of cake.

When you're doing such things as back to back 90's you should use two torpedo levels to make your work perfect the first time.


Have fun messing around with it,as you practice you'll see results within the first 100'.

I've done this myself many times just to get the practice and keep these skills sharp.
 

·
Registered
Arsholeprentice
Joined
·
7,496 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yeah, I know how to do it and how to get back into it. It is just funny how quickly some of our skills are taken for granted by us.

On another thought, Isn't that why I went into business for myself? To get out of the field before I'm 70!:laughing::laughing:
 

·
Senile Member
I make all the electrons line up for their Flu shots
Joined
·
35,669 Posts
So I have been bidding jobs like crazy, running around, and building the business. Today I strapped on the tools for the first time, besides some basic service stuff, and bent some conduit.......I should have stayed in the truck!:laughing::laughing:

I got done with an offset, four point saddle, and another offset. Took a look at it, what dogged legged POS! I sat there and laughed for a second, looked over at our apprentice and said "I suppose this is where I leave, and the rest of you sit around and talk about how I "used" to be a good electrician":laughing::laughing:

I guess I'm a little rusty with the bender.:thumbup:
How many yards wider has your ass grown during the interim?
 
  • Like
Reactions: CdotJdot
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top