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how to bend conduct without a bender????

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  • how to bend conduct without a bender????

    I need to know how to bend some conduct with no beder,I am building a mini-tricylce (modfing mini-chopper plans) using bicycle parts ,chain, pedals most of the stuff you would find on a bicylce
    the reason I`am building it so i can get pratice for building a mini-chopper with a motor
    I`am going to build a fake tank (using english wheel)

  • #2
    i have herd filling the tube with sand helps keep it from colapsing when bending but never tryed it.
    be shore to post pic's as the build progreses.

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    • #3
      ive heard of the sand idea and u can tack some rebar or something on to sheet metal in a curved line shape and heat it as u bend it

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      • #4
        The sand idea works great I use sand box sand from the local HIC
        you want the finest (smallest) grains you can get filler up don't pack it then bend a way you need to leave some room for the sand to move while bending


        TJ

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        • #5
          I've had good results in bending EMT up to 2.5 inches OD by packing sand inside and capping the ends, then heating with an O/A torch and tweaking. In fact the bending went so well, I had to reheat and straighten a bit.

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          • #6
            I try and post some pics during building it ,belive I will use the torch 4 this job

            Thank Y`all alot !!!

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            • #7
              You didn't tell us what size and wall-thickness of conduit you want to bend.

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