You will need
- - gas burner;
- a specialized pipe Bender;
- specialized spring.
Working with copper pipes is much easier than with steel. Bending copper pipe on site, without involving additional experts. Annealed copper is very ductile and can be bent with your hands under a large radius. But to bend the pipe only once. After once made a bend ductility of the pipe is lost. You can restore it using a gas burner. Produce short-term heating, and quickly correct the bending in the desired direction.
It is also possible to produce large bending annealed copper pipes. Heat the right place gas burner, quickly make any required bending. At the wrong bend again heat the pipe, fix the bend in the right direction.
For small bending radius use special tools. Specialized tools are benders and springs.
The use of specialized bending helps to make the bend in the desired shape without heating or annealing. To use bending secure it at the desired location, bend the pipe in the desired direction at the desired degree. Bending pipes with a diameter of 28 mm can be done by anyone, but the internal diameter should be maintained not less than 14 mm in the final result. For more severe bending the flow of water in pipeline will be slowed down.
If you use a specialized coil springs always produce the copper heating pipe to a temperature of 450-550 degrees. After heating, quickly bend the pipe, pointing it in the right direction.
If you are working with copper tubing, internal diameter exceeding 28 mm, regardless of whether you use a pipe Bender or a spring, pre-heat the pipe up to 450-550 degrees. This type of heating is used for burnt and unburnt copper.
Large diameter pipe cannot be bent by hand without the use of tools and heating as it can be significant creases that will lead tube in a state of disrepair.