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#214076 - 09/29/14 04:38 PM Straighten bent RNC?  
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I have a bunch of RNC that was stored improperly and it developed a mean lean. (bent up badly)

Is there any easy trick to get it straight?


Greg Fretwell

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#214081 - 09/29/14 10:14 PM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Greg:
That warm Florida sun may do the trick.

I would think leaving it outside with the 'bend' up in the sun would get is sorta back.

Or, you may have to 'sleeve' it in some metalic pipe.



John

#214082 - 09/30/14 12:45 AM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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The warm Florida sun had no problem bending it. I was just wondering if anyone else had a plan.
I am thinking a few bungie cords and a 2x4. It is only about $20-30 worth of pipe so I am not really that worried about it.



Greg Fretwell

#214084 - 09/30/14 10:09 AM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Bungie cords and a straight plank should work.


John

#214088 - 10/02/14 12:23 AM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Yep, all you need is a flat board, a few rigid straps and warm weather sunshine.


#214142 - 10/13/14 02:07 AM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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strap it down flat and take a heat gun to it.


#214166 - 10/19/14 06:47 PM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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If it is going to be used underground, who cares? Aboveground, buy material that was stored properly. laugh


#214167 - 10/19/14 09:44 PM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Even underground, you still might bump up against that total bends thing if it is too wavy. wink

I may end up chucking it


Greg Fretwell

#214168 - 10/20/14 01:23 AM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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I don't know what kind of supernatural law it is but I can have something sit in my shop for years and within a month after tossing it I find a need for it. Ever notice that?


#214174 - 10/20/14 09:21 PM Re: Straighten bent RNC? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
Even underground, you still might bump up against that total bends thing ...


I suppose you could make use of it if you ever need to run an underground line and have to curve your way around some big object like a large tree and its roots... I don't know how often that comes up. smile


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