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#51750 - 05/09/05 08:35 AM Propane PVC bender  
Yoopersup  Offline
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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 09:40 AM Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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".


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#51752 - 05/09/05 11:28 AM Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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).]


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#51753 - 05/09/05 05:06 PM Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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.
Don


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#51754 - 05/09/05 05:16 PM Re: Propane PVC bender  
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Here is a propane hot box

http://www.ajbender.com/probend1100specs.htm

Here is a propane heat gun made for PVC bending.

http://www.hotbend.com/how_works.html

Greg you can use your exhaust, follow this link. [Linked Image]

http://www.pvcbender.com/index.html


Bob Badger
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Massachusetts

#51755 - 05/09/05 05:17 PM Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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 Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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 Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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 Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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.


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#51759 - 05/11/05 11:32 PM Re: Propane PVC bender  
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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 pvcbender.com it works great.



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