ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Welded Copper Connections
by gfretwell. 04/17/19 10:03 PM
Water heater calculationsSo when I count calculati
by watersparkfalls. 04/13/19 12:43 PM
Health Canada Electric Construction heaters recall
by dougwells. 04/12/19 01:22 AM
Burning out of return(white) side of 120volt rec
by richard. 04/08/19 07:12 PM
Interesting Knob & Tube setup
by Texas_Ranger. 04/03/19 12:49 PM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 8 guests, and 20 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Straighten bent RNC? #214076
09/29/14 04:38 PM
09/29/14 04:38 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline
OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,347
Estero,Fl,usa
I have a bunch of RNC that was stored improperly and it developed a mean lean. (bent up badly)

Is there any easy trick to get it straight?


Greg Fretwell
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214081
09/29/14 10:14 PM
09/29/14 10:14 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,084
Brick, NJ USA
Greg:
That warm Florida sun may do the trick.

I would think leaving it outside with the 'bend' up in the sun would get is sorta back.

Or, you may have to 'sleeve' it in some metalic pipe.



John
Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214082
09/30/14 12:45 AM
09/30/14 12:45 AM
G
gfretwell  Offline
OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,347
Estero,Fl,usa
The warm Florida sun had no problem bending it. I was just wondering if anyone else had a plan.
I am thinking a few bungie cords and a 2x4. It is only about $20-30 worth of pipe so I am not really that worried about it.



Greg Fretwell
Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214084
09/30/14 10:09 AM
09/30/14 10:09 AM
HotLine1  Offline

Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,084
Brick, NJ USA
Bungie cords and a straight plank should work.


John
Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214088
10/02/14 12:23 AM
10/02/14 12:23 AM
W
wewire2  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 244
California
Yep, all you need is a flat board, a few rigid straps and warm weather sunshine.

Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214142
10/13/14 02:07 AM
10/13/14 02:07 AM
B
BigB  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 742
Tucson, AZ USA
strap it down flat and take a heat gun to it.

Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214166
10/19/14 06:47 PM
10/19/14 06:47 PM
N
NORCAL  Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 882
If it is going to be used underground, who cares? Aboveground, buy material that was stored properly. laugh

Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214167
10/19/14 09:44 PM
10/19/14 09:44 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline
OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,347
Estero,Fl,usa
Even underground, you still might bump up against that total bends thing if it is too wavy. wink

I may end up chucking it


Greg Fretwell
Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214168
10/20/14 01:23 AM
10/20/14 01:23 AM
W
wewire2  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 244
California
I don't know what kind of supernatural law it is but I can have something sit in my shop for years and within a month after tossing it I find a need for it. Ever notice that?

Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell] #214174
10/20/14 09:21 PM
10/20/14 09:21 PM
W
wa2ise  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 788
Oradell NJ USA
Originally Posted by gfretwell
Even underground, you still might bump up against that total bends thing ...


I suppose you could make use of it if you ever need to run an underground line and have to curve your way around some big object like a large tree and its roots... I don't know how often that comes up. smile

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Featured:

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

 

Member Spotlight
Niko
Niko
Campbell, CA
Posts: 356
Joined: August 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
254,411 Are you busy
190,660 Re: Forum
180,383 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.031s Queries: 16 (0.005s) Memory: 1.0247 MB (Peak: 1.2078 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-04-18 11:08:28 UTC