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Has anybody bent EMT off the wrong foot? :(
I think you need two good ankles to bend on the floor. I don't mind bending 3/4" in the air so I'd do that. Run more 3/4" conduits rather than fewer larger where possible. Buy factory made bends and offsets and assemble what you have to for the larger pipes.
 

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I think you need two good ankles to bend on the floor. I don't mind bending 3/4" in the air so I'd do that. Run more 3/4" conduits rather than fewer larger where possible. By factory made bends and offsets and assemble what you have to for the larger pipes.
All that bending 3/4 in the air may give you a sore underarm. Nobody uses 1/2" for commercial but there's no real reason not to use some, it bends so easy, no need to even use the armpit. I don't know how it is in Canada but here you can get 9 #12 THHN in EMT, which works out well with derating anyway. So use 1/2" where you can.

Of course you'll probably use this as an excuse to use that nasty ENT 🤮
 

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All that bending 3/4 in the air may give you a sore underarm. Nobody uses 1/2" for commercial but there's no real reason not to use some, it bends so easy, no need to even use the armpit. I don't know how it is in Canada but here you can get 9 #12 THHN in EMT, which works out well with derating anyway. So use 1/2" where you can.

Of course you'll probably use this as an excuse to use that nasty ENT 🤮
The answer of course is Teck90.
 

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I have tried a bunch of these, they're all pretty good but the Yaktrax might be the best ones.
They look nice. The problem with the other styles (for me anyways), was you had to take them off to drive the truck.
on/off every time you got in and out.

They look like you could keep them on, and still be able to drive.
 

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I think you need two good ankles to bend on the floor. I don't mind bending 3/4" in the air so I'd do that. Run more 3/4" conduits rather than fewer larger where possible. Buy factory made bends and offsets and assemble what you have to for the larger pipes.
I hope this doesn't mean I have to look at more pics of box offset connectors :cry:
 

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All electrician should use them. Only silly people who are against more profit oppose their use.
Why would I spend perfectly good money on an offset, when I can bend 1 up in less than a minute?
 
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