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  • Pipe tweaking

    Do you ever warm up your pvc pipe to take the stress out?
    We tapped into a manhole to repair a bad tap {no camera involved} A 16th bend was almost perfect,,but it had some stress on the pipe,a slow warm up and bend let it relax to a great fit it was slight bend but it really helped
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    How did you heat it? Heat gun?

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    • #3
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      I just hold my turbo torch back a little and rotate the pipe..It is easy on small sch 40 water lines

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      • #4
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        Interesting. I've never seen that done before.

        I wonder though if heating PVC enough to make it pliable will weaken it?
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        • #5
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          theres an inspector here who teaches alot of cont. ed classes and his biggest pet peve is bending pipe he always says pipes are not fittings! i think it looks good though
          Mike
          Clark County Plumbing And Drain
          www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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          • #6
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            I have a Greenlee blanket that does up to 1 1/2". I like it.

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            • #7
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              i came back to my work station one day and found two electrical apprentices using my turbo and tri stand to tweak pvc conduit

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              • #8
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                I've used a weed burner to heat up 6" (For a pop sleeve).

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                • #9
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                  Ever try threading it? Works great on urinal drains.

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                  • #10
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                    WHEW for a minute there I thought you guys had gone over to the dark side and talking about crack

                    I think it looks OK. Might keep it from cracking in the future.

                    G3

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                    • #11
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                      No stress or pressure on the conection is what i am after

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by mini MP View Post
                        Ever try threading it? Works great on urinal drains.
                        yeah sched 80 only
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by plumbworker View Post
                          i came back to my work station one day and found two electrical apprentices using my turbo and tri stand to tweak pvc conduit
                          Done it, works fine. Dan doesn't inspect My Elec. , Wong does
                          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by DELCASE View Post
                            No stress or pressure on the conection is what i am after
                            Gettin the He$$ outa there is nice too!
                            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                              Done it, works fine. Dan doesn't inspect My Elec. , Wong does
                              wayne wong..? the plumbing inspector

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