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Old 01-30-2009, 01:07 PM
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To bend the stuffing tube is the best way to heat it?
Old 01-30-2009, 01:27 PM
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In the boat I try it with out heat or a soldering gun, out of the boat I use the oven
Old 01-30-2009, 01:37 PM
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If bending for installation in a boat I use a flame and get the section red hot for a few seconds and let cool.This anneals the brass so that it's easier to bend without kinking or breaking.You could do it cold since the bend is typically pretty shallow but annealing makes things so much easier

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Old 01-30-2009, 11:25 PM
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Only heat area you will bend. Let cool down before bending. You can put in the flex when bending to make it smooth.
Old 01-30-2009, 11:43 PM
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An old trick to bend it without kinking it is to fill it with sand or table salt, no heat needed that way.
Old 01-31-2009, 07:56 AM
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Use fine sand. It will not crush at all, as you start getting more confident & do tighter bends.

EDIT LIGHTLY tap the top of the tube with a small stick to cause the sand to settle down completly before bending. Tighter settling down, means EXTREMELY tight bends in Aluminum.
Old 01-31-2009, 12:52 PM
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Thanks as usual theres allways lots of help much appreciated.

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