- Brandon TerrienParticipantAugust 8, 2016 at 3:31 pmPost count: 1
Hey everyone, glad to have your support this afternoon!
I’ve been printing the 25.4mm (1 inch OD) scale parts for the last two weeks with the assumption that standard 1″ conduit would fit..
Boy was I wrong! The actual outer diameter appears to be 1.32″.
I just learned about nominal pipe dimensions here (http://www.atc-mechanical.com/tube-pipe-101/tube-pipe-size-overview/).
And think that I need 3/4″ pipe to get closer to the right fit. Did anyone else struggle with this? I’d love some input and hope I’m not the only one!
I’ll update this post with my findings when I get back.
I live in NYC, so walking home with 20′ of the wrong material is a real Beach! I’m probably going to buy calipers to ensure that I don’t make this trip for the 3rd time!
Attachments:vicious1KeymasterAugust 8, 2016 at 5:18 pmPost count: 2649
For the 23.5mm parts we use 3/4″ EMT. The 25.4mm parts are used with 1″ OD stainless. I thought I had that in the description on all the links but I must have missed one. Sorry about the mix up.Martin SParticipantAugust 10, 2016 at 8:15 amPost count: 25
Buy stainless steel conduit, you won’t regret it. It’s way more rigid and it’s absolutely beautiful.Brandon TerrienParticipantAugust 10, 2016 at 9:26 amPost count: 1
Hey! Thanks for the replies! Here is my update:
1″ US Conduit = True 1.315″ Outer Diameter
3/4″ US Conduit = True 1.05″ Outer Diameter
I am considering ordering this steel tube after verifying that it is a true 1″! However, the price difference between the 3/4″ conduit ($9.00) and this ($74.00) makes me want to give the conduit a shot first.
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Brandon Terrien.
Attachments:vicious1KeymasterAugust 10, 2016 at 9:34 amPost count: 2649
You might want to specify the brand you get those measurements from. Most of us have been using 3/4″ conduit that measures 23.5mm OD. I have checked three brands I know wheatland is one of them.
Those numbers might be for rigid conduit which is not what we use. We use either EMT conduit (Sold by ID) or stainless steel tubes (sold by OD).
As for the stainless I recommend the .049″ thickness. http://www.vicious1.com/forum/topic/stainless-steel-quick-and-dirty-flex-test/
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