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)
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06-04-2007, 03:52 PM #1
how to bend conduct without a bender????
06-04-2007, 04:59 PM #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.thanks for the help
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06-04-2007, 05:13 PM #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
06-04-2007, 08:53 PM #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
06-04-2007, 10:08 PM #5Senior Member
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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.
06-05-2007, 01:00 PM #6
I try and post some pics during building it ,belive I will use the torch 4 this job
Thank Y`all alot !!!