Coupler for EMT

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Old 04-28-16, 10:24 PM
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Coupler for EMT

Hi, I would like to use 3/4" EMT as tube for a rack / hanger. Does anyone know of a pipe, tube, rod, bolt, dowel etc. that has an OD to fit the ID of 3/4" EMT? I could make something but was hoping to find something off the shelf. What do ya'll think?
 
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Old 04-29-16, 05:52 AM
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I think we need a clearer idea of what you are trying to build. Please post photo or drawing of your intended project. EMT couplings fit the outside of the tubing.
 
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I want to replace a wooden closet rod ( the thing in your clothes closet that coat hangers hang on ) with EMT. Where two ends of EMT butt up to each other, if there was a short piece of material inside the EMT, the coat hangers would slide easily. A set screw coupler or compression coupler gets in the way. Of course there will be no conductors in this conduit, I was hoping you fine folks who work with EMT might have a solution. Thanks.
 
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Old 04-29-16, 07:34 AM
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One question.... how wide is your closet ?
 
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Old 04-29-16, 09:13 AM
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I always used 1" plumbing pipe for that. EMT is too likely to bend because of its thin wall. Use floor flanges on either end.
 
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I understand conduit is ten feet long. Let's say my closet is 45 feet long (my wife has more clothes than Emelda Marcos has shoes) so I need couplers. I understand Sch 40 pipe and threading. Let's say I support the run every four feet so it does not bow and kink. All I am really looking for is a readily available sleeve to put inside the EMT for a smooth transition and support. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-29-16, 12:20 PM
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Plumbing pipe from a supply house can be bought in 21 foot lengths. It is called a joint of pipe.
 
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I wonder if a 1/2" PVC stub could be pounded in?

Otherwise tack weld and file smooth.

Is she going to be OK with hangers dragging? That's always been the complaint of using iron pipe for closet rods.
 
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Make all the joints at the supports.
 
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Old 04-29-16, 04:05 PM
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I would not count on the EMT to be strong enough.
 
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