ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Upgrade the old panel
by sparky. 08/20/18 07:26 AM
IRC M1307.3
by gfretwell. 08/18/18 09:08 AM
Light Pole Grounding
by Mosfet74. 08/18/18 08:42 AM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Bill Addiss. 08/13/18 05:52 PM
depth of duckbank
by ghost307. 08/12/18 09:26 PM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 6 guests, and 20 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender #205230
02/06/12 09:13 PM
02/06/12 09:13 PM
Y
yrocken  Offline OP
New Member
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Hayward, CA
Hi:
Has anyone used Master Bender from www.masterbender.com ?
I was told that the math is better for bending with Master
Bender rather than the old cosecant method.
You end up with less waste and faster work.

see http://www.electrician2.com/electa1/offset.html

Warning!!! the math in the article may be too much for
most electricians.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken] #205245
02/07/12 01:11 AM
02/07/12 01:11 AM
T
TNT_Tim  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 12
Tennessee
So that explains why I'm always dog leggin pipe, lol
No wait! Crap

Very impressive read

Last edited by TNT_Tim; 02/07/12 01:12 AM.
Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken] #205246
02/07/12 01:19 AM
02/07/12 01:19 AM
Y
yrocken  Offline OP
New Member
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Hayward, CA
Well with more conduit coming from China that is sometimes not the best just adds to more problems-more waste. So
you have to get it right the first time otherwise your
"bone pile" will be very large.

Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken] #205247
02/07/12 01:26 AM
02/07/12 01:26 AM
T
TNT_Tim  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 12
Tennessee
You know that's a great thought , is it just me or has anyone else seen conduit easier to kink lately

Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken] #205250
02/07/12 02:22 PM
02/07/12 02:22 PM
S
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,335
Alaska
When ever I have time, I gonna read the article. I have iBend Pipe for my iPhone. Although I have not used it yet it came with great reviews and math seems to work. It has a level that will adjust to the type of bend you are doing. Basic bends and offsets I can just punch out. Looking fwd to use for more complicated bends


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa
Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: sparkyinak] #205278
02/08/12 11:31 PM
02/08/12 11:31 PM
K
KJay  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 763
MA, USA
It looks very interesting, but Iím not sure if other than maybe when using stationary equipment and doing multi-shot bends, that I could see anyone having the actual need or time to use an app for most routine hand bending and offsets we do in the field. I can just imagine the look on the foremanís face when he sees one guy using his iPhone app to make simple bends and offsets with a hand bender, and another guy with a tape measure and torpedo level that is three bends ahead of him.

Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: KJay] #205318
02/10/12 01:12 AM
02/10/12 01:12 AM
Y
yrocken  Offline OP
New Member
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Hayward, CA
I would never do offsets with iphone app.
nor stubs, back to back 90, kicks.

In less than 10 seconds I can get 3 or 4 pt data
an no one can do this longhand in this time.

Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken] #205590
03/11/12 03:31 AM
03/11/12 03:31 AM
M
mikethebull  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 101
Rhode Island
How do hold a Iphone & bend conduit @ the same time. If conduit kinks while bending using to much power

Re: Conduit Bending Apps for iPhone -Master Bender [Re: yrocken] #205593
03/11/12 03:00 PM
03/11/12 03:00 PM
S
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,335
Alaska
Make the bend then hold it to the pipe like a level. I have never done it in the field with basic stubs and offsets.


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
renosteinke
renosteinke
Blue Collar Country
Posts: 5,316
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
BigB 3
Popular Topics(Views)
248,646 Are you busy
186,383 Re: Forum
175,871 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.030s Queries: 15 (0.005s) Memory: 1.0016 MB (Peak: 1.1728 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-08-20 15:07:01 UTC