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#30587 - 10/22/03 05:23 PM Way off the wall
gunther Offline

Registered: 09/17/03
Posts: 59
Anybody have any unique ideas for the use of conduit? I've seen wire pulling racks, planning tables, wind chimes and a few other uses for pipe; sometimes its even used to pull wire thru. Have you ever blown thru the end of a piece of half inch to make it bellow like a horn? I knew a trumpet player that could play dixie on one.

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#30588 - 10/22/03 05:26 PM Re: Way off the wall
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
I hit my ABS hockey net with a slap shot and broke it. Ever since then I have used my EMT hockey net!!!

Also, EMT and a yellow wire nut with the wings cut off makes a very good blow gun!

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#30589 - 10/22/03 06:11 PM Re: Way off the wall
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Curtain rods, exhaust pipe on 64 chevy pick up, outfeed rollers on a table saw.


#30590 - 10/22/03 06:40 PM Re: Way off the wall
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Oh yeah, the emt and yellow wire nut blow gun. Oh the glory days of high school! While working in one of Harvard University's fine art museums some of our emt scraps (bending mistakes) were fished out of the dumpster. We were told that they would make great art. Never did see a finished masterpeice.

#30591 - 10/22/03 07:02 PM Re: Way off the wall
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
How about creative vehicle attachments?

I once used 3/4" EMT, couplings, and T condulets to construct a frame for a float in a local parade. Basically, a box frame built around a minivan to hold cloth coverings with signs/banners on it. Hung off the luggage rack with kindorf and conduit hangers! I have a picture of it filed away somewhere (pre-digital) will have to dig it out...

Once used 1/2 inch EMT as tentpoles for rigging up a tarp off the back of the same van at a tailgate party (Grateful Dead tour in pouring rain! ). Attached the tarp to the EMT by dropping bent scraps of allthread through the grommets into the open end of the pipe. The site of us barbequing and partying in the pouring rain attracted quite a crowd looking for a dry place!

Still miss ya, Jerry!

#30592 - 10/22/03 08:01 PM Re: Way off the wall
classicsat Offline

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
I have used PVC for the form for a VLF (loran C) antenna.

#30593 - 10/22/03 08:06 PM Re: Way off the wall
ElectricAL Offline

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
I've used EMT as the bazooka for late dusk bottle rocket fights.

Another time, EMT made a great cross bar to hang cooking pots from over an open fire. #4 solid was fashioned into the hooks. When broken down for transport, the same conduit stored the straightened coat hangers (sanded) used for marshmallows.
Al Hildenbrand

#30594 - 10/22/03 09:27 PM Re: Way off the wall
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
I have a friend who used EMT to build the frame for a pickup topper. He was able to make very graceful rounded corners. No fittings though. He braised it all together.

#30595 - 10/22/03 09:48 PM Re: Way off the wall
Edward Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 309
Loc: California
I have used a 2" emt to build a ladder rack on top of utility service body cutaway van.Just three straight 5' section across the top 36" apart from each other. came out great.


#30596 - 10/23/03 01:51 AM Re: Way off the wall
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
With some creative bending, temp light stands, and a replacement handle for a lawn mower.

One of the guys has 2" on his pickup exhaust.

The blow gun is much more fun with a compressed air source. (DUCK!!!)
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

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