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#1 Posted : Monday, May 26, 2003 2:13:35 AM
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No links to plans off the top of my head, but I do remember reading that to prevent conduit (or pipes) from collapsing when bending them to slide a piece of rope inside or fill it with
sand. Good luck!

The only link I have that is related:
Conduit domes:
#2 Posted : Monday, May 26, 2003 7:09:03 AM
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it''s fairly simple if you have some metal workin skills,,,tall skinny is right on backing up the pipe wall if a tight bend will collapse ....try to help if can ..not a spert only made a livin @ metal work for 20 + yrs
TC ray
#3 Posted : Monday, May 26, 2003 12:40:38 PM
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Go to your rental place and they rent conduit benders and you bend what you need in about 8 hr for 25.00$
#4 Posted : Monday, May 26, 2003 4:36:56 PM
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I found One hydraulic jack type conduit bender and two manual tube benders at Harbor Freight. Link below.


And more but PRICEY ones at Northern, but use their catalog searches and see what ya find. Link Below


Johns rental idea would be quick and easy though.
#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:19:55 AM
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How big of conduit are you planning on bending?
You can get a hand bender at any hardware or electrical parts house for 1/2 or 3/4 ", would be a pain if you have a lots of parts to bend, but $30 should do it. What about PVC, cheap, bends, lot of fitting for it. Cut with hacksaw and glue.
#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:15:40 AM
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Thanx for the info,already knew about harbor freight.I plan on making large arcs and using as "rafters" covered in ferrow cement.I was thinking that would make a cheap roof.I dont trust plastic enough to use it for this application.
#7 Posted : Tuesday, May 27, 2003 12:56:40 PM
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I did a search for Ferrocement(cuz I wuz iggernut an dint no wut itwuz).The link I found was pretty informative.Check it out.You may be able to accomplish your project from a different approach.
#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 10, 2003 12:00:41 AM
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I seem to remember that MEN had plans for a conduit bender several years ago, but can''t remember even what year.

In a pinch, use a vehicle. Have a helper back up over the conduit while you hold it at an angle. Be sure you are on soft enough ground not to crush it. I bent two sections of 1" that way to complete a hoop style greenhouse that was missing two arches. Took a bit of trial and error, but we ended up with two with the right bent to them.
#9 Posted : Saturday, July 05, 2003 8:14:25 PM
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its in the issue with the home made water wheel on the cover. id rent one as suggested above.
#10 Posted : Sunday, July 20, 2003 5:08:48 PM
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Hi Weeknee,
My husband uses these constantly as he builds power plants & medical research facilities etc. and is involoved in all the Instrumentation & Mechanical of these. His suggestion to you is to go right to Ebay & search for a "GREENLEE" Conduit Bender for the size of the pipe you''re going to use. You could also try at "NECA" (National Electrical Contracting Association) as they have a newsletter & often have used tools for sale or links to. He says that is your best bet, Good luck
#11 Posted : Saturday, August 09, 2003 11:31:24 PM
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Go to www.lostcreek.com they have 2 tubong benders for sale, i''m gonna try to ues the smaller one
#12 Posted : Sunday, August 10, 2003 2:03:10 PM
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you can make them out of rims from tires, like a riding lawnmower tire. Just weld a bar across the rim edges.
#13 Posted : Sunday, August 10, 2003 2:03:10 PM
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Does anyone know how to build one of those conduit benders they use for making greenhouse frames? Ive looked everywhere,but cant find the plans or even a description............thanx all
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