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We do things a little differently to you and use different materials but the short answer is yes.
Slightly longer answer is that we use very little conduit / pipe in domestic installations but it's very common in commercial and industrial sectors.
 
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can you bend pipe?
Joe it’s not that hard to bend pipe and I’ve install pipe from 1/2 inch to 3 inch galvanized conduit. You just need a bender and know the formulas. If you truly want to be an electrician you will have to learn to bend saddles, 90 degrees, 45 degrees and 30 degrees offsets. Practice makes perfect.
 
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Plumbers use pipe

electricians use conduit
or tube.? ?

we tend to use trunking for the multiple cables, dropping down in conduit for each accessory. i understand that Americans tend to use multiple runs of conduit.
 
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good hardwood pipes are for smoking. bent pipes are a wet-pants problem.
 
Megawatt

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Plumbers use pipe

electricians use conduit
Really I didn’t know that
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Americans use EMT
Not always Mainly in industrial applications @pc1966
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or tube.? ?

we tend to use trunking for the multiple cables, dropping down in conduit for each accessory. i understand that Americans tend to use multiple runs of conduit.
@telectrix If we are installing a parallel run of conduit like 3000 amps yes we run multiple conduits unless the customer wants tray cable
 
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omg the arrogance of my trade, I swear. never ONCE did I say i didnt know how to bend pipe. I was asking people IN OTHER COUNTRIES how common is it.

Second... its not "conduit" its PIPE. if you commonly call emt, "conduit" instead of Pipe, thats your problem. we are in different parts of the planet and people use different terminology. however, 'conduit' can include PVC or MC
when you say "can you bend pipe" everyone knows what that is
 

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