To make it easy for you to build EMT projects, our team has designed around 20 connectors that are compatible with 3/4″ EMT conduit when used with AO-SHIM adaptors. Here are the most popular connectors used with DIY EMT conduit projects. But before that, take note of these two key points:
- tinktube connectors are only compatible with 3/4″ EMT conduit.
- AO-SHIM adaptors are necessary when building with tinktube connectors.
Why use tinktube connectors?
🛠 Ease! Even though they were designed to assemble tinktube tubes, our connectors can also be used to assemble 3/4″ EMT conduit. There is no discrimination here! Just get yourself AO-SHIM adapters, which is used to level surfaces, but also to make the tinktube connectors compatible with 3/4″ EMT conduit and properly join the connectors to the conduit pipe.
🛠 Budget-friendly options! Our EMT conduit-compatible connectors can be used to build any project, without having to mortgage your home. As our connectors are very affordable, they’ll save you from having to go through the family’s board of directors before carrying out your DIY project!
What are the most used connectors for EMT projects?
The T-connector is the first in class, the Olympic champion, the handyman… if you know what we mean. This is the most often used connector to carry out 3/4″ EMT conduit projects, for the simple and unique reason that it’s very versatile.
How it’s used: It can be used to make a T-shape or a corner.
- tinktube online store: T-connector
1. DIY garden greenhouse
2. DIY work desk
The corner set comes in handy for creating a square-shaped project, such as a dining table or a storage shelf.
How it’s used: It’s used for corners or to create an intersection of three tubes.
- tinktube online store: Corner set
1. DIY planter
2. DIY kitchen island
4-way cross connector
The 4-way cross connector is most often used in the center of a structure to create an intersection with three 3/4″ EMT conduit tubes.
How it’s used: to create a four-way intersection. This connector is ideal to strengthen the middle part of long structures.
- tinktube online store: 4-way cross joint set
1. DIY bed frame
2. DIY recycling module
The 3-way connector is used to create a perpendicular intersection between two EMT conduit, while offering foolproof strength.
How it’s used: to create separations and intersections without weakening the rigidity of your project.
- tinktube online store: 3-way cross joint set
1. DIY wardrobe
2. DIY book stand
5-way cross connector
The 5-way cross connector is used to assemble tubes in the middle of the structure while strengthening it.
How it’s used: to strengthen the structure in the middle part of a project where 5 tubes meet.
- tinktube online store: 5-way cross joint set
1. Dining table
2. DIY kitchenette
The elbow joint helps add a curved aesthetic to a DIY project, thanks to the fixed 90° angle. It’s one of the big favorites for this reason!
How it’s used: to create a fixed 90° angle. Great for shelves and simple, square-shaped structures.
- tinktube online store: Rounded set
1. DIY shelf
2. DIY vegetable trellis
There’s no limit to what you can create with the T-shaped hinge, as it can rotate 360°.
How it’s used: to create foldable doors and shelves and any type of hinge-like mechanism where motion is needed.
- tinktube online store: T-hinge joint set
1. DIY dog park
2. DIY towel rack
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