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Re: bending pvc #64136 03/31/06 07:50 PM
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I've not seen these springs.
Small PVC seems to bend just fine for me with a regular hand EMT bender.
Sure, it springs back, and you've got to take a couple of shots for a 90°, but it saves carrying yet another tool, and actually works quite well. [Linked Image]

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Re: bending pvc #64137 03/31/06 10:30 PM
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e57 Offline
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No heat????? And it keeps the bend?

What does the spring do? Keep you from snapping it?


Mark Heller
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Re: bending pvc #64138 03/31/06 11:08 PM
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The guy at the parts house was so proud of his new item...demonstrating it to all. Then he did a demo for me- and bent the pipe a little too tightly, and couldn't get the spring out!

Re: bending pvc #64139 04/01/06 10:11 PM
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One thing's for sure:

The guy who invented the thing is sitting on the beach laughing.

Re: bending pvc #64140 04/01/06 10:35 PM
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I know I'll take "heat" for this but....I use a small weed burner. The kind that takes the little propane bottles.

Re: bending pvc #64141 04/02/06 12:05 AM
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The spring keeps the pipe from kinking.

I have seen similar devices for soft copper piping, but you installt the device on the outside of the pipe.

Re: bending pvc #64142 04/02/06 03:29 AM
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Another useless idea was; pack the tube with sand, or a molten lead fill for iron pipe, then bend it over your knee. Or the apprentices's head for larger rads.
Oh, how we all laughed as we waited in out-patients for Doc to arrive from the Golf Club.

Alan


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