Measuring and bending conduit

Old 10-11-00, 08:15 AM
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When using a conduit bender, what is the best way to measure and bend a 90 degree bend? Do you measure right to the corner then mark the conduit at that point?
Old 10-11-00, 04:07 PM
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hello Craftsman,
this all depends on the situation. some times its best to mark the pipe at the distance measured and use back of bend to bend your 90, but the most common is to mak the pipe the distance measured minus the deduct for a 90. the deduct varrys by the size and type of conduit being run, and some times the bender itself, the deduct will be marked on the bender. the most common deducts for hand benders are ; 1/2" emt 5", 1/2 "imc 5", 1/2" rigid 6", 3/4"emt 6" 3/4" imc 6" 3/4" rigid 8", 1" emt 8" 1" imc 8", 1" rigid 12", 1 1/4" emt 12", 1 1/4" imc 12"
Old 10-11-00, 10:17 PM
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What Sparky said is about as good as you can get. Don't know that anyone could have said it better. Keep up the Good replies Sparky

Old 10-12-00, 07:11 AM
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Thanks a bunch. I have an entire basement to experiment with.


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