bending pipes help

Old 06-19-14, 05:36 PM
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bending pipes help

Hello everyone!

I have question about bending pipes. I am working for small electrical contractor mostly we do residential jobs but if we do bigger job like restaurants we work with MC wires. I always wanted to learn how to bent conduit do you guys have any good books or tips to learn how to bend? Thank you for help :-)
Old 06-19-14, 05:48 PM
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Benfield Conduit Bending Manual is a handy reference.
Old 06-19-14, 05:53 PM
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Check on youtube there are some good videos on there ,just Google pipe bending.
Old 06-19-14, 05:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I can see it now...... dead soldiers everywhere.
(that's what we call mistakes)

Does your company have a 1/2" EMT bender ?
They're about 25.00 from depot.
Pickup a few pieces of 1/2" EMT. It was around 1.50 per 10' length.

There are markings and measurements on the bender that help you make specialty bends. The best way to learn is to either watch someone do it or try it yourself. Don't be afraid to experiment. The hardest thing about bending EMT is remembering all the tricks you've learned along the way.

One hint..... always keep the pipe tight in the bender or it will kink.

Gardner-Bender has a two page PDF that's pretty handy.
Gardner-Bender media Fresources documents bender_how_to_guide.pdf
Old 06-19-14, 05:58 PM
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Thank you so much for help :-)

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