I was working on installing a new service at a very large shopping mall. I was walking down a hall from the switch gear room and found something I’ve never seen before… Gummy EMT! I don’t think I could even bend it like this if I tried for days. Yes, it is ½” EMT (it is pretty rusty).
If this is what the outside looks like, I'd hate to see what's inside that pipe and that box.
Because I prefer to believe that no one can be so stupid they'd go out of their way to kink up a piece of conduit that could otherwise remain perfectly straight, I'm betting this stuff was second hand: It was probably ripped out of somewhere, and got good and bent up in the process.
The money they saved from not having to buy new EMT, they wasted on all those staps needed to hold this mess to the wall.
Re: Gummy EMT#117420 06/11/0411:59 AM06/11/0411:59 AM
What?...I did this job a few years ago...The guy said he wanted a better price, so i told him okay but ill be using all used materials and ill be sub-contracting a handyman.....Oh and by the way .No warranty.
Was this perhaps meant to be "temporary" and thus few clips were used initially, and only added to when people had damaged (bent) the stuff??? Just a guess, as I can't believe someone would take the additional time necessary to actually hang that crap...
Hazmat, this was just the beginning. I didn't have time to take more pics, but we found this same "quality work" after the demo took place of the suspended ceiling. Lots of unsupported EMT, and it looked like it was hand-bent (literally with the hands and not with a bender). Oh well, we got a great laugh from it!