February 22, 2023 2 min read

Why EMT Conduit is Great for DIYers

man inspecting electrical pipe at home improvement store

Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) Conduit is a readily available and versatile material that has become increasingly popular among DIYers and makers due to its affordability, ease of use, and durability. When combined with Maker Pipe’s simple clamp style connectors, EMT Conduit becomes an even more appealing choice for DIY projects.


How Connectors Simplify EMT Conduit Projects

man assembling pipe build with clamp style connectors

One of the major advantages of using EMT Conduit with Maker Pipe clamps is the ease of assembly. With no need for welding, drilling, or specialized tools, these connectors can be quickly and easily attached to the conduit by hand. This makes it simple for even novice DIYers to create a variety of structures and designs.


Flexibility of Custom EMT Conduit Structures

Custom garden trellis for climbing plants made with pipes and connectors

Another benefit of using EMT Conduit with clamp style pipe connectors is the flexibility you have as a builder. Conduit can easily be cut or bent with hand tools and the connectors can be used to join multiple pieces of conduit together, enabling the creation of structures of any size or shape. Clamp style connectors are also forgiving and adjustable, making it easy to modify the structure as needed.

Building and Breaking Down Projects Is Easy

Collapsible table made with emt conduit and maker pipe clamps

The use of EMT Conduit with clamping connectors also allows for easy disassembly and reassembly. This makes it an ideal choice for temporary structures or for projects that may need to be modified or relocated in the future. It also makes it simple to store and transport the structure when it is not in use.

The Versatility of Maker Pipe Connectors

Maker Pipe clamp connectors holding various types of pipes

 Maker Pipe Connectors are designed to natively fit a few common conduit sizes and can easily be adapted to other pipe diameters as well. This allows builders to expand what’s possible and create structures using a wide range of materials and sizes. Learn about pipe sizing and adapting the connectors in this article. 

The Strength & Durability of EMT Conduit

Over 1000 pounds of steel on an emt conduit work bench

In addition to the benefits of the clamp style connectors, EMT Conduit itself is strong and durable material. It is made from galvanized steel and is designed to protect electrical wiring from damage and wear, which means that it can withstand the wear and tear of daily use. This makes it an ideal material for projects that will be exposed to the elements, such as outdoor furniture or garden structures.


The Eco-Friendly Benefits of Building with Conduit

The sustainability of EMT Conduit Galvanized steel is recyclable which means EMT Conduit is also a sustainable building material for DIYers. EMT Conduit at the end of its life, can be recycled which reduces waste and promotes sustainable building practices.


Overall, EMT Conduit, when combined with Maker Pipe’s simple clamp style connectors, is an excellent material for DIYers and makers. Its versatility, affordability, durability, and ease of use make it a popular choice for a wide range of DIY projects. Whether you are a seasoned DIYer or just starting out, EMT Conduit and clamp style connectors are materials that are worth considering for your next project. With a little creativity and some basic tools, you can transform this humble material into something beautiful and functional that will bring joy and satisfaction for years to come.

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