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Posted: 9/18/2004 10:46:50 AM EST
I'm making a canopy frame out of some 3/4" EMT I got from my old jobsite. The frame needs to be 10'x15' +/- and I bought set-screw couplings to join a 10' piece to a 5' piece for the long run. Unfortunately I need cross-braces, and I didn't see any "T" fittings at home depot when I was there today. I can check an electrical supply house, but is there such a thing as a "T" set-screw fitting?

If worse comes to worse I can use these things but I'd rather not pay $6/fitting since that will kind of drive the cost of my white-trash canopy up rather quickly, and I'd feel pretty stupid stretching a $10 tarp over a $100 frame.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 10:53:54 AM EST
Not an electrician, but the only type of tee fitting I've ever seen for EMT is the junction box or condolet style.

Will rifle through Grainger catalog ...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:02:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Will rifle through Grainger catalog ...



good idea, I have one right here on my desk, haha.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:11:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
good idea, I have one right here on my desk, haha.



Then you'll soon come to the same conclusion I just did ... no dice. No. 395, page 549. Condolet type shown on p.546, 5XC70T, or similar. Spendy!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:19:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By norman74:
good idea, I have one right here on my desk, haha.



Then you'll soon come to the same conclusion I just did ... no dice. No. 395, page 549. Condolet type shown on p.546, 5XC70T, or similar. Spendy!



Yup, that was a no go.

Guess I'm looking at $6/ea plus shipping. $30 more ain't too bad I don't guess.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:20:04 AM EST
<cough> Duct Tape <cough>
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:27:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
<cough> Duct Tape <cough>



Oh trust me, I've already thought it! I'm just afrain it's not going to hold as well as I'd like. I still haven't worked out what I'm doing for the columns on this thing so it might just come off looking pretty trailer park-ish yet.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:35:07 AM EST
could you use a pvc t-fitting and run sheetmetal screw thru t-fitting into the pipe?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:34:07 PM EST
Put EMT connectors on the ends of the pipes. Use a 3/4" plumbing tee, and screw the two pipes into the tee. Now you have a threaded hub for the cross brace.
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