By Jack Benfield
The enterprise of bending conduit isn't so complex because it seems firstly making bends that healthy correct the 1st time is straightforward if one follows a couple of uncomplicated ideas. because the writer promised, now not a unmarried technical note has seemed during this guide -no excessive math... no “trig”...no sines...no co-sines...no algebra or geometry was once had to examine the straightforward paintings of creating conduit bends that healthy!
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Jack's "Timely Tips" • SUPER-SHORT RADII WITH HICKEYS: On 1/2” or 3/4” EMT insert a fairly snug fitting steel screen door spring within the EMT area to be bent. don’t baby it... but bend BEYOND a 90° bend. When you push it back to 90° the pressure is released and the spring can be easily removed. a jumbo portable electric cord, a rope or rubber hose will work as well if a suitable spring is not handy. But such inserts should fit snugly to provide internal support and be lubricated so they will slide out easily.
Don’t make your marks on the conduit too wide. A pinpoint precision bend could miss by as much as the width of your mark. • HOW TO REMOVE A SHARP KINK IN 1/2” EMT. Straighten the EMT as shown in Fig. 34 (page 61). The kink will nearly disappear. Now, rebend it in the same area in any direction you choose, BUT you must now use extra heavy foot pressure to coin the kinked area back into round again. Removing Bend in 1/2" EMT 41 Chapter 10 Removing Bend in 1/2" EMT It is entirely practical to remove even a full 90° bend from 1/2” EMT.
2 lbs. General Bending Information of Value 61 Conduits abroad Because we are rapidly becoming one world the author feels that the modem electrician should know what other nations use as electrical conduit. In England, the United Kingdom, Europe, Ireland, Japan, South America and, indeed, all over the free world (except North America) electrical steel conduits are generally made to the British standard. British conduit sizes since 1975 are manufactured to metric measurements. 0. D. as is the custom in North America.