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    Finally got to use it. (it's a recirc line)
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    Originally posted by spoon View Post
    Finally got to use it. (it's a recirc line)
    I assume you're talking about using a bender? The line is a thing of beauty. What's the tool in the lower right hand corner of pic #1?

    As straight as that copper is, I'm wondering if you annealed hard copper?
    Time flies like an arrow.

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    • #3
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      Ridgid 358 bender.


      J.C.

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      • #4
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        Details.

        http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Geared-Ratchet-Bender


        J.C.

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          Nice..You must have been an electrician before a plumber.. The time it would have taken me to bend that I probably could have waterpiped 1/2 the house
          ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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            Whoever plumbed my house (1975), only soldered 90s, any other bends were done without fittings...

            Does this require a certain type of pipe?

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by dlarrivee View Post
              Whoever plumbed my house (1975), only soldered 90s, any other bends were done without fittings...

              Does this require a certain type of pipe?
              K , L , or Stainless
              Last edited by OLD1; 02-21-2011, 10:16 PM.
              ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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              • #8
                Re: Residential 358

                Originally posted by dlarrivee View Post
                Whoever plumbed my house (1975), only soldered 90s, any other bends were done without fittings...

                Does this require a certain type of pipe?
                Not according to Ridgid's literature. Can be K or L hard copper that does not need annealing. I have to confess to have never used one though.

                Experience beats literature.


                J.C.

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                • #9
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                  I've bent stainless with a "Swagelok" brand bender before, just haven't bent 1/2" copper before...

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                  • #10
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                    The mech. room should turn out pretty good.
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                    • #11
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                      The lost art has ben resurrected!

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                      • #12
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                        Funny I found an old swaging tool the other day and was playing around with it..I swaged a piece of 1/2" and tossed it back into my truck..My buddy ran across it and said"Wow , where did you find a made up end like that?" Then I showed him the swaging tool and said "Yeah, couplings are getting too expensive , I just use this now"
                        ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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                          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                          Whoa, you can bend hard copper with that bad boy? I use Imperial benders but am limited to soft. I've never tried to bend hard copper with it.

                          I may be having to get the ridgid set.
                          Last edited by geno gardner; 02-22-2011, 11:48 PM.
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                          Fruit flies like a banana.

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                              Originally posted by spoon View Post
                              Finally got to use it. (it's a recirc line)
                              Do you insulate your recirc lines?

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