Bending chrome pipe

12 Apr 2008
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United Kingdom
Can you bend chromed copper pipe?

Can you only get away with slight bends, or is a 90 degree OK?

OK to use bender or spring?
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ON an odd occasion chrome sometimes cracks when its bent to 90 . Will probably be OK though, sometimes cracks on the back of the bend as it doesn't like to be stretched.
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the reason that chrome pipe will sometimes crack it that it is effectively a bi-metalic construct. It is very intolerant of temperature i even rub mine to warm it befor e i bend and i bend very very slowly. 90 degree and bends and big offset sets are easily achieved. As the plating is strectched it will cease to internally refract light and will lose its sheen to an extent.

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