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 Post subject: Hot pipe bending
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hot pipe bending
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:54 pm 
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I'm not a big fan of a bending pipe that is powered by fire, I'm leary about anthing that has a fire extinguisher on the "list of materials". Just sayin'...

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 Post subject: Re: Hot pipe bending
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Done 2 with the propane, 1 with a charcoal starter... charcoal starter let me move the process indoors. If i ever do a cutaway though, it'll be with a smaller diameter pipe and the torch again.

Any bending operation, even the machines, should probably be done with a fire extinguisher near.

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 Post subject: Re: Hot pipe bending
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:07 pm 
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Good point Darren, electricity can start/cause fires.

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 Post subject: Re: Hot pipe bending
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:38 am 
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...it's not so much the electricity as the 300 degree wood. It can go up in smoke whether you heated it with propane or a heating blanket. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hot pipe bending
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:36 am 
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Yet another good point Darren.

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