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Hi y'all,

was doing some 20mm plastic conduit last week and was luvvin it:)

I was doing set bends over me knees, and using rubber gloves to warm up da pipe. Does anyone use anything else to warm da pipe up? What do ya clean ya pipe up with before cementing.??

Love to get high on da cement/glue also........;)
 
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Shakey

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i use anything available

laid it on a radiator and held it in front of a gas burner before now
 
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Spudmiester

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Kettle of hot water.

Cleaner is somthing called MEK , which stands for Methyl Ethyl Keytone. This is a hydrocarbon and is very flammable, but to be honest not many use it, infact not many use glue either !
 
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rumrunner

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Kettle of hot water.

Cleaner is somthing called MEK , which stands for Methyl Ethyl Keytone. This is a hydrocarbon and is very flammable, but to be honest not many use it, infact not many use glue either !
Hi
I pulled somone up for not gluing once he said "It helps the pipe expand"which i see some logic in .so i asked him what happens when it falls out the boxes ,he said it cant ,so i ripped the lot out,wires and all ,i wouldnt sign his time sheat for that day ,and when he kicked off.the boss sacked him ,for bad workmanship,:)

so best to use the glue .;)
 
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adamh

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if its cut to the right size dont see how it can fall out of boxes???
 
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Jumbonipondon_squilobidon

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I find this electrical work very satisfying.
 
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MrSkipsey

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On site, if I have to do any heat shrinking around boxes, bushes and couplers I use the heat gun to make it more plyable.

Failing that the girlfriends hair dryer is the domestic equivilent! :)
 
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Spudmiester

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Hi
I pulled somone up for not gluing once he said "It helps the pipe expand"which i see some logic in .so i asked him what happens when it falls out the boxes ,he said it cant ,so i ripped the lot out,wires and all ,i wouldnt sign his time sheat for that day ,and when he kicked off.the boss sacked him ,for bad workmanship,:)

so best to use the glue .;)


Fair point Rum. Not disagreeing with you. Never used it much myself, or any of the firms I have worked for, probably because someone forgot to order it one day and eventually we all got out of the habit.
 
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rumrunner

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Fair point Rum. Not disagreeing with you. Never used it much myself, or any of the firms I have worked for, probably because someone forgot to order it one day and eventually we all got out of the habit.
hi
To be quite honest i hardly use glue either ,the particular job i was citing ,it was supplied with cleaner and i had explicit instructions to make sure it was used by everyone ,that was a food wharehouse and the people working there,got so bored pulling the conduit off the wall ,was a popular passtime, along with blocking the toilet and putting chewing gum in the clocking on machine,infact anything to cause some disruption:)

if its cut to the right size dont see how it can fall out of boxes???
so thats how it falls out of boxes ;)
 
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Shakey

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to be honest i never glue

i could see how it could make a better joint, but on long runs when you join two tubes together you need to have expansion to stop buckling, and you wouldnt have expansion if the ends are glued

just my opinion!
 
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Cirrus

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I never glue either - but then again I use joint boxes so maybe I am just a ****e spark???


;););):D:D
 
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Bane

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Take it from most of the replies on here, people are talking domestic?
Why'd you warm the conduit?
 

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Installed a bundle of it in a shop last week
All joints glued (They can rip apart without it when pulling the wires in)
Not a bend in site
I try to use manufactured bends as much as possible because it looks better and they are really cheap
Before the plastic came out Metal conduit was hard work
Plastic has been a godsend for a lot of installs and so much quicker
Does anybody remember the quickfitting metal conduit that was around a few years ago Push it together and lock with a screw
Is it still used ?
 
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wayne

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if you mean slip joint (im too young to remember!) then its not alowed under the regs
afaik
 
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ecclescake

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I've never manged to do a bubble in plastic without it looking like some handlebars off a crashed motorbike i'll rather do metal anyday.
 
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rumrunner

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I've never manged to do a bubble in plastic without it looking like some handlebars off a crashed motorbike i'll rather do metal anyday.
hi
so would i .plastic conduit has its uses ,but i find metal almost as quick and it looks so much better:)

Installed a bundle of it in a shop last week
All joints glued (They can rip apart without it when pulling the wires in)
Not a bend in site
I try to use manufactured bends as much as possible because it looks better and they are really cheap
Before the plastic came out Metal conduit was hard work
Plastic has been a godsend for a lot of installs and so much quicker
Does anybody remember the quickfitting metal conduit that was around a few years ago Push it together and lock with a screw
Is it still used ?
i think its called indian conduit ,ive never put any in, but i ripped some out once ,does that count?
 
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Andy M

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Is your Knee the right size for the bending radii ?
 

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