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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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