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#48363 - 02/10/05 01:12 AM Bending conduit  
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Is there any good videos on bending conduit?


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#48364 - 02/10/05 03:02 AM Re: Bending conduit  
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Not that I know, but one should be made.


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#48365 - 02/10/05 07:14 AM Re: Bending conduit  
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Greenlee/Texron has one that we've been using (for apprenticeship classes) for many years. It's probably 10 years old and is hosted by Wayne Lundquist and covers handbenders, ratchet banders and all the way thru the hi tech digital electronic stuff. It's done in segments so you can pick and choose which to show.
If you can't get it from Greenlee contact me and I'll make you a copy.
(stevemiller@mindspring.com)
Ideal also has one but it's not as good. I can make you a copy of that also.
The Jack Benfield video is about 20 years old but acurate and kinda humerous. It's available from EC&M bookstore but I'm not allowed to copy that ... sorry copyright stuff.

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#48366 - 02/10/05 07:28 AM Re: Bending conduit  
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I wasn't able to find any 'free' downloads anywhere, but then again I wasn't willing to go through the 1000's of Google results either [Linked Image] I did however come across this instructional site you may be interested in:
http://www.porcupinepress.com/_bending/ConduitBending.htm

-Greg


#48367 - 02/10/05 10:09 AM Re: Bending conduit  
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Thanks guys [Linked Image]

The video with the guy and his son bending conduit was funny. I think his name was Tim I couldn't even watch that video because I was laughing through the whole thing.

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#48368 - 02/10/05 06:49 PM Re: Bending conduit  
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I just wonder how useful a video would be. You sit and watch a bunch of stuff but how much do you retain? You can't refer to it when you are actually doing bends.

I would recommend something like the "Benfield Bending Conduit Bending Manual" I have a copy personally autographed by Jack Benfield. [Linked Image] It's really all you need besides a bender and some sticks of conduit to practice on. When you are on the job it makes a good reference for when we forget some of the numbers.

-Hal

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#48369 - 02/10/05 09:38 PM Re: Bending conduit  
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hbiss,
I agree with you on the Benfield book.
It's all you need.
However, I do believe it is available on video, as well.


#48370 - 02/10/05 09:43 PM Re: Bending conduit  
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I had one by Tom Henry of Code Electrical in Orlando FL. It was a help in learning how to figure shrinkage with different angles. And it covered back to back, stub ups 3 and 4 point saddles. I'd say it is worth the $. You can buy it over the net.


#48371 - 02/11/05 07:36 AM Re: Bending conduit  
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Actually hbiss has the right idea... the book is really good and 1/2" EMT is real cheap. Practice makes perfect ... except in the case of a few I work with [Linked Image]

BTW Anybody know if Jack Benfield is still alive?


#48372 - 02/11/05 10:42 AM Re: Bending conduit  
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Dunno. His brother owns the supply house I go to. If I remember I'll ask next time I'm there.

-Hal


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