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hot rod going round the bend,lolololol

Gary Usa_2
Gary Usa_2 Member Posts: 45
hiya buddy at last someone else is using a pipe bender nice tool,i use to bend up to 1" copper pipe by hand ,the power ones weren't available had to bend it all by hand.

well to form a 45 degree bend what i use to do was to have the measured part on the left hand side as the piece n the right hand side of the former will stretch and make the measurement longer,when you do the first offset you then turn the pipe around then do the other bend this way you will keep it a perfect measurement thats the secret knowing what to do and get it right,

if the tube crinkles up put some grease on to the former so that the pipe won't hold up onto the new former jerking will also cause bending as well.

on the larger copper pipe i use to sometimes heat it up a bit,when installed if it was a vertical pipe and was slightly out of plumb use to heat it up,cherry red then put the pipe level,

the secret is to always put the measured part behind the former every time,

to line it up put a piece of tube into the former get an offcut put it at a 90 degree to the tube into the former aline it up with the mark you have made and it will line up.don;t forget if you have measured the pipe on the left hand side the right hand side or the inside or the outside,all makes a difference

practice will certainly come into play.

hope that this may help a bit and as always if i can be of any assistance to you my friend please feel free to give me a shout

plus please check out the link it's for copper tube fittings already with the solder inside.


take care

all the best

gary usa


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