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bending pipe

Post by psychomatt » Sun May 24, 2009 8:43 pm

anyone got any cheap n easy ways of bending small pipe?about 150 mm diameter?

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Re: bending pipe

Post by pommychopper » Sun May 24, 2009 9:00 pm

psychomatt wrote:anyone got any cheap n easy ways of bending small pipe?about 150 mm diameter?
I guess compared to 1200mm pipe 150mm is small?

Do you mean 150mm rad or do you really want to bend 150mm pipe? :?

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Re: bending pipe

Post by Thespis » Mon May 25, 2009 7:45 am

psychomatt wrote:anyone got any cheap n easy ways of bending small pipe?about 150 mm diameter?
150mm.... Are you making a spine frame with oil-in-frame, or was this a typo?
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Post by dg6oo2 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:28 pm

If you,ve got an oxy set and a heating tip you can bend your pipe by compacting the inside of the pipe with sand capping the ends and heating and bending to suit the shape you want. The sand helps keep the shape of the pipe, from memory the same process is used to make the vrod frames. 8)
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Post by Bearcx » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:35 pm

6 inch frame tube !!!! This is gunna look cool. You could use the backbone for a fueltank.

Hmmmm..........I just gave myself an idea. C ya.
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Post by MArki » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:22 pm

150mm hmmmmm


you could dig a hole...

install pipe into hole...

add quickset to hole...

then weither ram with bull bar repeatedly... or... you can apply pull force via tow hitch..


but on a seriouse note... i'd go with the sand and heat..

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Bending pipe

Post by CustomMead » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:10 am

Gooday' ole mate,
I would go with sand pack and cap'
BUT!! Sand Must Be Dry As A Bone!!!!
Can not warn you strong enough Sand must be 'DRY' DRY/////////
Better and safer would be to have a country engineering shop do it for you
I'm sure they would'nt charge too much..



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Post by Happosai » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:44 pm

Hey Tim

Just wondering why you say the sand needs to be dry - I saw a video of a guy filling the pipe with water and then pouring the sand in capped it with gaffer tape. The commentry said the water aided the sand compaction.

I have not tried this so can not comment more than this.

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Re: bending pipe

Post by Stoand » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:26 am

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Sand must be dry as any moisture will will pressurise the pipe when heated and can explode!!, to be safe, drill a small hole each end to release any pressure build up

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Re: bending pipe

Post by Happosai » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:36 pm

Stoand wrote:Sand must be dry as any moisture will will pressurise the pipe when heated and can explode!!, to be safe, drill a small hole each end to release any pressure build up
Fair enough if you are mannually bending the tube with heat, but if using a cheap Pipe bender instead of a tube bender it could be damp as there is no heat applied.

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Re: bending pipe

Post by Aussiehard » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 pm

I saw the same video on utube, with the wet sand, I don't think the duct tape used to keep the sand in would hold much pressure. I think it would auto vent as needed.

I guess Hap will find out soon enough! heh heh!

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