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conduit fittings

Postby derbyfreak » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:27 pm

can anyone tell me what the black fittings are called and can I get them at menards or a fleet and farm
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Re: conduit fittings

Postby tod0987 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:03 pm

That blind frame appears to be made from 3/4" EMT with 7/8" bimini fittings. What you need to do is find 7/8" bimini top fittings. You will find them at marine stores like overtons.com westmarine.com or jamestowndistributors.com.

They will not fit exactly on the 3/4" EMT, use a heat gun to soften them up and the will stretch over or you can spend all afternoon sanding them. The heat gun method is the easiest. You might get a hairdrier to do it too. Do not let the plastic bubble just warm it through and it will stretch over the EMT.
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Re: conduit fittings

Postby whaknstak » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:57 pm

While a heat gun will work, a dremmel works much faster. also check out wholesalemarine.com. by far the cheapest bimini I found.
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Re: conduit fittings

Postby 4riverman » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:21 pm

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Re: conduit fittings

Postby mdycrk » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:30 am

Heat gun works great! Did two blinds like this last week and they turned out great.
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Re: conduit fittings

Postby gr8white » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:53 am

I used a torch to get my emt hot, then slid it into the Bimini fittings.
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Re: conduit fittings

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:27 am

Screw using the heat gun or torch! I tried both. One burnt balm later the boat blind frame is completed over the weekend. I know it was only me but I couldn't get the bimini fittings on the 3/4" using this method. I went to the hardware store and purchased a 15/16" drill bit. I placed the bimini pieces into a vise. Drilling only took minutes and after that the project flew. Broke two total, but still useable.

I did 13' 6" runs for the length and placed the coupler in the center of each. Using 1/2" inside the 3/4" is a must.
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Re: conduit fittings

Postby Dog Tired » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:35 am

The old football preseason mouth guard process.

Set my Bimini hardware in just barely rolling boiling water suspended by a wood skewer for the grill. Left them hanging for a minute or two until I felt they where pliable enough and then forced them on to the end of my EMT. If they wouldn't go, I'd let em hang longer. No drilling or burning myself with a heat gun. Used an oven mit to grab the Bimini hardware while hot and a wire brush to smooth the edges of the EMT to help it slide in. A small hammer and gentle persuasion helped a bit.
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