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Old 08-27-2008, 02:30 PM
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[&:]how to bend brass pipe supplied with sullivan fuel tank 16 oz[&:]
Old 08-27-2008, 02:54 PM
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I usually just bend them gently with my fingers so as not to crimp them. Sometimes I run a wire, something about the thickness of a throttle cable, through it prior to bending.
Old 08-27-2008, 03:12 PM
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I use weed wacker line inside the brass tube to help keep it from kinking. Spray a little wd-40 on it first.
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Fill it with sand or salt
Old 08-27-2008, 03:34 PM
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+1 on the sand, i use playground grade sand
Old 08-27-2008, 03:54 PM
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Spend the $10, well worth it. Works Great on Brass, but sometimes aluminum will split.

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Old 08-27-2008, 05:06 PM
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Default RE: bending of brass pipe

I have the same tool as Daven, works great on brass.
Old 08-27-2008, 06:27 PM
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Default RE: bending of brass pipe

K&S makes a great set of springs that fit over the tubing prior to bending. It provides a clean bend with no crimping. My set will bend 1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, and 3/16 O.D. tubing.
Old 08-27-2008, 08:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: nothinbetr2do

+1 on the sand, i use playground grade sand


Stealing sand from kids to support your r/c addiction!!!!...............You should be ashamed of yourself!!!! [sm=48_48.gif]


....j/k,lol
Old 08-27-2008, 09:15 PM
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Default RE: bending of brass pipe

you can heat it dull red and after it air cools, you'll see it is lots less stiff.
Old 08-28-2008, 06:33 AM
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Default RE: bending of brass pipe

I use the back side of a drill bit that just fits in the tube, bend a little, then move the bit out, and bend a little, and move the bit out...etc etc..
that way I am not waiting for water to freeze or soften the brass by heating it and my work table is a big enough mess with out throwing sand on it.. lol
Good Flyin
Old 08-28-2008, 03:25 PM
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+1 on the sand, i use playground grade sand


Stealing sand from kids to support your r/c addiction!!!!...............You should be ashamed of yourself!!!! [sm=48_48.gif]


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good one. but it does work, and on copper to. i use it to make exhaust cooling tubes/coils on my r/c boats to
Old 08-28-2008, 07:12 PM
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Default RE: bending of brass pipe

The K&S Spring Bender works great. If you aren't placing a Tower order soon, they are available at Ace Hardware.

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