Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

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Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

Postby Indigoqueen » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:08 am

I need to bend a pipe, tube, or something by hand into the shape of the letter "J".....

any thoughts on the simplest way I could do this? Or the best pipe? I was told not to use copper...

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Re: Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

Postby Dr Helix » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:10 am

EMT pipe and a tubing bender might be your best bet. I believe both are available at Home depot
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Re: Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

Postby Popeye » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:38 pm

You can bend PVC conduit with a hair dryer/ hot air gun. Buy an extra piece to practice on. :lol:
Should be able to find it at Lowes or Home Depot
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Re: Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

Postby Traveller in Time » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:57 pm

Floor heating tube PEX-AL-PEX or similar. easy to shape and reshape by hand. :D

A stretch of 2 meter will bend under its own weight, one meter if already bend a few times.

Wears out any stiffnes if bend too frequent.
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Re: Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

Postby Token » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:21 pm

Go to the store and pick up a bendy-straw.

Your request is sufficiently vague that none of this may be of any use.

Maybe if you were a bit more specific on intended use ... maybe

You could bury a truck drive shaft 2/3 into the ground then use a backhoe or tractor to bend the free end too.

See what I mean?


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