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180deg bend in hard copper?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by AdrianUK, 24 Aug 2014.

  1. AdrianUK

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    For a little project at work I need a 180deg bend in copper tube.

    Rather than do this using two elbows, I'd like to minimise the pressure drop by creating a smooth 180deg bend using a bender ..... but the one we have & all the others I've seen only have a quadrant (1/4 turn) guide block.

    Any suggestions as to how I could do this neatly? (I only need 6 off 180 deg bends so don't really want to buy a new bender just for 6 goes).

    Also, when I was younger and helping my plumber uncle during the school holidays I remember that there where two types of soldering corner - the elbow & the bend. The difference being the bend had a much greater radius than the elbow, giving a smoother, swept curve. These don't seem to be available anymore...... unless someone knows different?

    Adrian
     
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  4. use a bending spring.
     
  5. gas112

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    Spring or just use the quadrant benders as you call them by moving the pipe after initial bend
     
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    What size of copper tube are you wanting to bend?

    James.
     
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