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strength specs for electric conduit Answered

does any one know strength specs for electric conduit? as some of you have read in my previous posts, i plan on making a hammock stand and it needs to hold at least 170 lbs to be on the safe side (i plan on gaining weight during this jolly Christmas season). i have the design below so if anyone can put in some constructive input that would be great. I am thinking about going with either 1" or 3/4" EMT. if there are other metal tubes that are stronger but also relatively cheap please let me know. Thank you for your help and patience on my re-posts of the same topic.

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acid-burn (author)2007-12-06

well emt is thin but I wouldent use less than 1 1/4 but 1 in. the specks are not really made since the use is for wires. but if u r welding it and using a few extra supports at the base bends for the uprights that would help altho.

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srikar06 (author)acid-burn2007-12-06

don't have a any way to weld :(

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srikar06 (author)srikar062007-12-06

but i do plan on adding more support after slowly adding weight and see where the beams take most amount of stress

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NachoMahma (author)2007-12-06

. If using EMT, I'd go with 1". If you use rigid, I'd go with 3/4" (or maybe even 1/2").

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