Try a "cutting" type bit (forstner)instead of normal twist drill which will
tend to auger into the material in stead of chipping and removing material.
The rubber cable is to soft for a twist drill to work correctly. You might
even try a "spade" blade (half the diameter of the tubing) as it will not
twist into the material. But caution, it can grab and spin you around. Keep
speed low and advance into the material slowly.
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 23:29:39 EDT
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cord stuck in EMT
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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>The easiest way would be to use a tubing cutter and cut the emt off about
2-3 inches below where the cord is broke off. After replacing the cable
add a coupling and a new short piece of EMT.
Yes, but "the EMT is buried in cement."
I couldn't drill out the cord. It destroyed the drill.
The sides of the cord seem to be stuck to the
inside surface of the EMT. Both ends of the EMT
are in exposed boxes but the EMT itself is
encased in cement. BIG problem if I have to
chop out the EMT and replace. Next idea, please.
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