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Old 02-21-2019, 01:15 PM   #80781
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I'm just setting here listening to rain hitting the metal roof and thinking how helpful some friends are.
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There's got to be a hillbilly trick to bending conduit without a tool. What about filling the pipe with sand so it bends without kinking? You could tie a rope at each end of the curve, maybe add some duct tape or baling wire so the knots don’t slide out of place. Then put the pipe behind a tree that is the right angle of bend and attach the ropes to the back of your tractor or truck. Pull forward slowly until you get the bend you need.
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there's got to be a hillbilly trick to bending conduit without a tool. What about filling the pipe with sand so it bends without kinking? You could tie a rope at each end of the curve, maybe add some duct tape or baling wire so the knots donít slide out of place. Then put the pipe behind a tree that is the right angle of bend and attach the ropes to the back of your tractor or truck. Pull forward slowly until you get the bend you need.

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Old 02-21-2019, 04:28 PM   #80784
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Bend it around an 8" wood fence post possibly.....screw or lag bolt to the post, a conduit clamp on the conduit at the point you need the bend to start.....then slowly pull on the long end. Might work in addition to Barb's idea.
Edit: oh, just to be clear, the fence post should be in the ground.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:38 PM   #80785
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Thanks for the ideas Barb, Deuce and Wayne. I'm considering all the suggestions as I wait on friends to get home with their pipe bender.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:29 PM   #80786
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Thanks for the ideas Barb, Deuce and Wayne. I'm considering all the suggestions as I wait on friends to get home with their pipe bender.


Oh sure, Tim. Thank your political contributors and Iím Danish Pastry!
You know.....you KNOW that the Arkie Jumping Trees deserve credit, and can bend a lot of stuff.
I mean shucks dude!
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:08 PM   #80787
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Sorry Dave, had to go back and find your helpful post. Don't know how my iPad missed it.

Thank U!

Oh, and Dave your no Danish Pastry, more of a Pastie!
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:33 PM   #80788
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Well, if you haven't gotten the pipe bender from friends by now maybe you should consider going to Lowe's or HD and pick one up. After the bending you will never need it again until friends come asking for it.

However, conduit bender.
Or, as Barb said Bend with sand
Or, buy some flexible conduit.


Just helping you out big fella'.
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True Wayne.
Well, buy it...use it, don't scratch it up, and take it back when yer done.
Shhhhhh, I didn't say that.
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The best part of borrowing a bender is playing dumb, then they bend it for me!
Have a young electrician friend that I helped him to better understand how a three way switch worked in an older house. He was an apprentice, his journeyman coworker couldn't figure it out either and both didn't want the boss to get involved. It had to do with out dated (or nonexistent) wiring codes. Now to catch him at home.
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I'll bet all the 2 x 4's laying around, that you could make a conduit bender, are broken from Mary clobbering you!
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I hear tell that Aridzona is getting clobbered with snow. How y'all doin' down Quartzite way?


https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...ce/2947266002/
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I hear tell that Aridzona is getting clobbered with snow. How y'all doin' down Quartzite way?


https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...ce/2947266002/
Fine here but we did get a heck of a rainstorm over the last day and a bit.
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