I learned tonight that my wall joints and ceiling joists don't coincide
at the ends. So I'm faced with the following EMT-bending task
(illustrated on my web site):
Upon confronting the problem, it stopped me in my tracks. But
I think I have a better grip on it now, after making the sketch.
It achieves a bend what would be 270 degrees if done in a naive way,
in less than 180. The hard part seems to be getting over the side of the
lower stud --which I think may perhaps be best achieved with a long
gradual bend away from the stud. IIRC, EMT only needs to be clamped
every 10 feet, so this may be less of a problem than I thought it was at
I think I will be smart to just practice the fit and then use EMT
end-to-end connectors when I achieve a bend that will get the job done.
I'll have to check the NEC to be sure those conectors don't need to be
If you have any suggestions for me, I'm paying close attention! : )
Yes, I have an EMT bender, a hacksaw, and three 8' pieces to run through
before I need to go back to the store!