Pipe Bender / Spring

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periolus
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Pipe Bender / Spring

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Does anyone have one of those pipe bender tools for coiling soft copper tubing? If so, could I borrow one? My local plumbing supplier wanted £35 for one!!
I am working with 8mm tube.
FV1: EMPTY
FV2: EMPTY
Conditioning: NOWT
Drinking:Countdown Conundrum - Best Bitter; Haka! The Herald - Pacific IPA
Planning: San Francisco 4.9er - California Common; Event Horizon - Robust Porter; Cold Dead Hand - American IPA

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Re: Pipe Bender / Spring

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8mm and 10mm should bend by hand provided you are wrapping them around something (cornie keg or similar) assuming you are building your chiller

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Pipe Bender / Spring

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I am using a cornie to bend it round. I should be okay then. Looking forward to it. Just need confirmation for the MAPP torch and then I'm away!
FV1: EMPTY
FV2: EMPTY
Conditioning: NOWT
Drinking:Countdown Conundrum - Best Bitter; Haka! The Herald - Pacific IPA
Planning: San Francisco 4.9er - California Common; Event Horizon - Robust Porter; Cold Dead Hand - American IPA

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Re: Pipe Bender / Spring

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Mapp torch!

Make sure you give everything a nice boil before sticking in your wort. Nothing like the taste of flux and solder (spelling) in a brew to make your gums pukker

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Re: Pipe Bender / Spring

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Do you just immerse it in plain boiling water for 15 minutes or so for that? Or longer?

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