Views: 10 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2023-09-23 Origin: Site
EMT can be fitted in any number of ways, including mechanical elbows and sweep fittings that can be joined to straight lengths of conduit with union connections. These fittings quickly add to the cost of installation, however, so most pros save money by simply bending straight lengths of conduit to form sweeping angles. In addition to saving money, bent sweeps make it easier to pull wires through the conduit.
EMT is fairly rigid, but it's also easy to bend, provided you have the right tool and technique. The right tool is a conduit bender, and the right technique mostly involves measuring properly to account for the bend. A conduit bender is a standard tool owned by nearly all electricians, but for DIYers, the tool can be leased from home improvement centers or tool rental outlets.
What You'll Need
Equipment / Tools
● Tape measure
● Conduit bender (sized for conduit you're bending)
● Framing square
● EMT conduit