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#51750 05/09/05 08:35 AM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 849
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!!

#51751 05/09/05 09:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
If it is propane, can you only bend wiring methods approved for hazardous locations? [Linked Image]

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 11:28 AM
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you can't just stick it in the tailpipe of the truck ? ;-)

[This message has been edited by gfretwell (edited 05-09-2005).]

Greg Fretwell
#51753 05/09/05 05:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
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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 05:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
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. [Linked Image]

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
#51755 05/09/05 05:17 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
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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 08:25 PM
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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 09:10 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 257
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 10:59 PM
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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 11:32 PM
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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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