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Heating fittings before bending ?


Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
I was reading through some of the old Skybolt Newsletters over the weekend and read where Mac said to heat your fittings before bending.

The reasoning, he said, was to:
1. relieve any stress that would be created by bending and
2. you wouldn't need to have a bending block that would allow you to bend it past 90 degrees, if needed, because the heating would allow you to bend to the desired angle and it would stay.

Thoughts ???Edited by: Jerry

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