screw thru conduit

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Old 08-11-15, 08:06 AM
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screw thru conduit

I was hanging some cabinets. There are 1/2" emt conduits in the wall.

How likely would it be to "screw" thru a conduit like that?

Im thinking a screw wouldn't be able to penetrate correct?

All the screws sunk easily into studs and hopefully not easily thru 1/2 emt!
 
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Old 08-11-15, 08:27 AM
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You would know it if you hit pipe.
 
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Old 08-11-15, 10:37 AM
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Thats kinda what I was thinking, but I was sure 'how' I would I know...
 
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Old 08-11-15, 10:42 AM
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Just a feel through the drill. Next time you're at the hardware store, grab some EMT and try to drill through it. It's completely different than wood. Drywall or wood screws won't pierce it without significant effort. Self-drillers will, but it will still have a completely different feel. If you don't hit the pipe straight on, the screw will deflect or break.
 
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I was just experimenting with a similar construction screw and there is no way I can even break into the pipe! Either I am doing something wrong or its impossible?

Maybe if I put it on a vice I could drill thru.... but it takes time to break it I suppose... no where near the quick speed the screws were sinking into the wall when I was hanging the cabinet!
 
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Old 08-11-15, 04:02 PM
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Just curious, why do you ask? Are you having an issue?
 
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