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Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:13 AM

I am currently working on a complete remodel of a house that was built in 1937. The lath/plaster has been taken off the walls due to cracks above all windows and doors. We had to install new headers above all interior doors and add trimmers to the outside windows to keep those headers in place. All the old wiring is in pipe conduit and is being taken out for a complete re wire. I have the opportunity to get some of this and was wondering what all this could be used for on a GT implement or just general fabrication. some pieces are cut with a sawzall, but a lot have threads on both ends. It is 1/2". Anybody got any bright ideas?

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:23 AM

Sun shade canopy frame?
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Posted June 01, 2011 - 06:35 AM

That's a good one. I need to check the inside diameter for hitch pin size. Also could use small pieces to make hinges for dumping things on trailers and such. A lot has 90 degree bends for making a canopy, just need to be outside when welding as it is hot dipped galvanized.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 07:35 AM

I got a hold of a bunch of 1 1/4 inch pipe....made rails for my trailer from it.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 01:42 PM

I used conduit pipe to run all my electrical thru for my car hauler. I alway grab that kind of stuff when I can cause it always is useful. as long as I store it were the wife wont see.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 02:29 PM

If it isn't galvanized you could use it for the electrodes in the electrolysis tank :D

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 07:22 PM

If it isn't galvanized you could use it for the electrodes in the electrolysis tank :D


KennyP already said it is galvanized. so that is out but material is material.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 07:41 PM

KennyP already said it is galvanized. so that is out but material is material.


That's what I get for not reading all the details.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 08:00 PM

It makes great tomato stakes. I have used it for years. Sounds like rigid conduit or IMT but being the age I would say rigid,about the same as schedule 40 pipe. Shawn

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 08:53 PM

It makes great tomato stakes. I have used it for years. Sounds like rigid conduit or IMT but being the age I would say rigid,about the same as schedule 40 pipe. Shawn


I agree that it's probably rigid. Very similar in dimension to schedule 40 pipe, but less rigid (pardon the pun). I wouldn't use it for anything structural as it bends too easily.
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Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:01 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. Yes it is rigid. If I get a chance this weekend, I will post a pic of one of the stickers on it. Will make good pipe clamps, as it is smooth. I grabbed several pieces that have bends, plus several long straights. Can't keep it all. Some are threaded both ends. I'll see about checking wall thickness compared to schedule 40.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 01:40 PM

It makes great tomato stakes. I have used it for years. Sounds like rigid conduit or IMT but being the age I would say rigid,about the same as schedule 40 pipe. Shawn

I wish I had about 400 ft of it right now myself for just that purpose I'm thinking cages for the tomatoes. They could be bolted together and taken apart for storage.

I once ran conduit down the underside of a trailer to run wiring through for the tailights. After The wiring got caught on somthing and ripped it all off. Conduit is like a Dremel tool, the only limit is your imagination.

One funny memory with 1/2" thinwall, don't use it to make 36" extended forks for your 3 speed bicycle!
My Brother did!

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 03:21 PM

One funny memory with 1/2" thinwall, don't use it to make 36" extended forks for your 3 speed bicycle!
My Brother did!


OUCH! I'll bet he only did that once!

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 04:56 PM

No bicycle forks here, and it ain't the normal "conduit". It is not as heavy as schedule 40, but will work for non-structural applications. It is .850 od X .615 +/- id. Wall is going to be .120+/-.

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:02 PM

If you are a woodworker you can use it to hold left over corner bead also!




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