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#51750 - 05/09/05 05:35 AM Propane PVC bender
Yoopersup Offline

Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 826
Loc: Michigan
Do they make a Propane PVC bender (3-4inch) similar to the electric ones you can buy??
Large Duct bank long ways from power don't wanna use generators if possible & Don't wanna use a weed burner!!

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#51751 - 05/09/05 06:40 AM Re: Propane PVC bender
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
If it is propane, can you only bend wiring methods approved for hazardous locations?

OT: Didn't 352.24 used to require listing for RNC bending equipment? It now (2002) says "identified".
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#51752 - 05/09/05 08:28 AM Re: Propane PVC bender
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
you can't just stick it in the tailpipe of the truck ? ;-)

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#51753 - 05/09/05 02:06 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
We have one where propane is used to heat a glycol solution in a tube and you put the PVC into the tube. It is a bit messy, but very fast once you have the glycol up to heat. I think that it is a Greelee product.

#51754 - 05/09/05 02:16 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Here is a propane hot box

Here is a propane heat gun made for PVC bending.

Greg you can use your exhaust, follow this link.
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#51755 - 05/09/05 02:17 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
tkb Offline

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 94
Loc: Massachusetts
I know that greenlee used to have a propane glycol heater for large PVC, but they don't have it in their catalog anymore.

Try eBay.

#51756 - 05/09/05 05:25 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
dmattox Offline

Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 267
Loc: Anaheim, CA
The best way I have seen to fail a mandrill test is to use heat to bend pipe. I always buy factory bends for my 4".

#51757 - 05/11/05 06:10 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
master66 Offline

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 260
Loc: Masontown, PA, USA
We used the hot bend brand propane bender on 2" pvc. worked pretty good but took some getting use to. Not recommended for exposed PVC. Our work passed the mandrel test.

#51758 - 05/11/05 07:59 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Bob I never really tried using the exhaust pipe trick but I heard Jim Pauley talk about it at a code seminar.
Greg Fretwell

#51759 - 05/11/05 08:32 PM Re: Propane PVC bender
don patterson Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 4
Loc: katy tx
The exhaust pipe trick only works on the ends of the pipe and tends to collapse the pipe (gets to hot in one spot)and the ends have to be cut off because couplings and connectors wont go on.Just creating more work for yourself....look at the web site it works great.


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