Re: bending pvc pipe
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service on November 11, 1999 at 22:59:29:
In response to Re: bending pvc pipe
: Dear Terry,

: Can one inch schedule 40 PVC pipe be bent slightly (about 20 degrees or so) by heating it with
: a heat gun without compromising its ability to hold cold water at 50 psi? If so, what is the minimum
: radius of bend that you would reccommend? I would also apperciate any pointers you might give on
: doing the actual bending.

: Thanks,

: Barrie Mathason

I'm not Terry but I'll try to help. You should Install the pipe as recommened by the manufactures specifications. Installing PVC in a snake like way is recommend because it expands and conntracts. I don't know how sharp of a bend you are making in a short area and I do not know if heat will shorten the life of the pipe. Hope this helps. Fittings are recomended. Dale Peck


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