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Author Topic: Tired of Staring at Bags...  (Read 1617 times)

mattsz

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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2013, 01:48:57 PM »
Looks great!  How do the bags actually attach?

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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2013, 01:53:59 PM »
I went back to the "throw-over" mode on the bags, so they're just hanging normally. The rack upright combined with the back retainer straps and box weight do a good job keeping them from shifting.
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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2013, 06:09:41 PM »
No point in stopping now, it's too cold to ride.  What else can you build with 1/2" tubing and too much time?

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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 06:53:06 AM »
Just got lucky this hitch. Actually had the time to finish before vacation. Next three weeks will be spent in San Diego, then back to Albuquerque to build a cage for the new missus.  ;)
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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2013, 12:44:07 PM »
excellent work with the carrier...To tell the truth Iv had a hard time just trying to teach an apprentice how to bend a 90 on 1/2" emt much less compound bends like you have.




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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2013, 02:49:07 PM »
High praise from someone who works with conduit on regular basis. Muchas gracias!
Though closer inspection of the bends would show the alternate ones are slightly flattened because they weren't done as smoothly as the the others.
The tool I bought from Home Depot is a PITA to use, and the "0" degree mark is way different than the one for my aluminum tubing bender I use at work.
If I was to do this on a regular basis I'd need a hydraulic press and some bending accessories.
Hmmm.... Harbor Freight?  ???
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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2013, 03:37:40 PM »
flat spots and kinks happen (in my experience at least) cause of either not enough foot pressure on the heel of the bender or the type of bender used. Iv used some aluminum shoed hand benders that would leave more of a flat spot than others. However all hand benders leave a certain flat spot just cause of the way it bends the pipe.

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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2013, 04:10:12 PM »
I was always amazed how guys who did conduit on a daily basis would just make a few quick measurements and start running pipe...You could always tell a pro from the amateur by looking at the amount of breaks/connectors...Never a fan of back to back 90's though as it usually screwed the next guy who tried to use it, especially without a zip line...
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Re: Tired of Staring at Bags...
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2013, 04:52:07 PM »
I was always amazed how guys who did conduit on a daily basis would just make a few quick measurements and start running pipe...You could always tell a pro from the amateur by looking at the amount of breaks/connectors...Never a fan of back to back 90's though as it usually screwed the next guy who tried to use it, especially without a zip line...

Ill do anything to avoid a back to back 90, even if it looks like crap. its just so hard to pull through given the amount of conductors and size pipe.