HOW TO BEND COPPER PIPE – 90 DEGREE ELBOW – Plumbing Tips

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on September 21, 2017


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Ever wondered how to bend copper pipe? How to bend a 90 degree elbow? Well this insructional video will tell you how to bend copper pipe on site or at home but only if you have a set of pipe benders.

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Hold tight and welcome to today’s Plumberparts.co.uk video. We’re gonna start looking into the murky world of pipe bending. You’ve been asking us to do videos of this in ages and the guy who’s appearing here just now is the man who was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m gonna do a series of videos on how to do pipe bends. It might not be one after the other. I might just spread them out, but it’s gonna teach you guys how to do it properly. I have seen a video of it done before. It’s by a tutor, but not all of us have vices all the time to actually get through doing one of these jobs. So, I’m gonna show you how to do it onsite and just hitting the nail on the head. Let’s go, guys. It’s a beautiful, sunny day out here today. It’s absolutely freezing. I’ve got very, very hard nipples out here doing this today. Bear with me. Let’s go, hold tight.
Alright the first thing I’m gonna tell you about is these. These are called formers. The pipe sits inside this former here. This is a 22-mil one and this is a 15-mil one. And what happens is, when you’re actually bending the pipe around the bend arm, it allows the pipe to bend without actually collapsing. For ease of this video, I’m doing it in 15-mil because to do a 22-mil bend you gotta be a little bit stronger and I don’t have the guns today to do that. Now, the bend we’re gonna do today is a 90-degree bend. Look on here. That is a 30-degree bend, there. That’s you’re 45 and here is you’re 90. So you’ve got a 90, 45, and a 30. Where’s my goddamned pen cap gone. Open up your benders so they’re like this. Pop your pipe in the first part of the former and then use this holding clamp. Just slap that over the top, and then you can let the pipe rest in here. Next thing we do is we slide in our former, just under there of that lovely wheel, and put a bit of pressure on that. Now we’re gonna do a 90-degree bend which means that we want our pipe to come out around about down this line, horizontal with that line. Now, if it makes it any easier for you, I would get a ruler, lay that across there, and draw yourself a longer line out, just like this. Well now, get strong now. You gotta dig deep and pull your arm down, going till it’s inline with the line drawn down here. Go slightly over the bend because when you let go the pipe springs back a little bit. There we go. Swing back so your arm so it’s halfway, pull your former out. Lift that off, pop it out. There you go. You got yourself a lovely little 90-degree bend. There you go. You’ve now got a lovely -degree bend. These are great for bending around corners, bending down things, bending around. You can use them for straws. You can do loads of things with a 90-degree bend. They’re amazing. I hope you found today’s video helpful and now you know how to do one of these. If you’ve got anymore questions, you need anymore help, or anymore information, visit our website at Plumberparts.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter. We do loads on Twitter. I was posting pictures today of a job that I’ve been on where the lady has made me no tea for three days. That’s me, the tiler, and the plasterer. We’ve had no tea. When she did, eventually offer us a cup of tea. It was lukewarm. She said, “Do you want a cup of tea?” She went downstairs, made us the tea, came up with it straightaway, and I tasted it. We all looked at each other like, what are you doing, love? It was cold. The tea was cold. If you’ve got an idea for a video, comment below and we’ll have a look at it and then we’ll do you either a quick video back, post it on the channel, and hopefully, answer your question. See you guys all very soon, and I hope you enjoy our other videos on pipe bending. Remember guys, there’s always one thing you’ve got to do. You’ve got to hold tight, throughout the night. Plumberparts.co.uk, honest reviews and advice.

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