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Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  Doug Rahn on Sun 25 Jun - 7:37

Does anybody on here have the capability to bend 1" Schedule 40 aluminum pipe with a 90 degree bend?
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  DILLIGASDAVE on Sun 25 Jun - 8:34

TBH I don't know if a manual drag/draw through bender (like say a JD2) could bend aluminum tubing/pipe without damaging it (collapsing, galling, snapping, etc). What alloy aluminum the pipe/tubing is made also probably makes a difference too.

Also is it sized as "tubing" (1" OD), or sized as "pipe" (1" ID)
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  Doug Rahn on Sun 25 Jun - 9:05

It's a piece for my boat, so I would prefer a marine grade like 5086 and it has to be sized as pipe, 1" Schedule 40 with OD of 1.315" and ID of 1.049".
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  69F100 on Sun 25 Jun - 16:42

Yes I do it a rachet bender for conduit we have at work we bend aluminum conduit with. It is a Greenlee brand if I remember Tuesday I get the model we even bend stainless steel sch 20 pipe with it
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  69F100 on Sun 25 Jun - 17:01

Doug I went to greenlee site here is the one we have you might fine a electrical contractor around you that could bend it for you.

https://www.greenleestore.com/products/greenlee-1800-mechanical-bender-for-1-2-3-4-1-imc-and-rigid-conduit?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=15440388931&gclid=CNON5Lvw2dQCFQwYgQodA7wLiw
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  Curt on Sun 25 Jun - 21:37

What about buying an 90° aluminum elbow? You're a pretty good welder.
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  Doug Rahn on Mon 26 Jun - 7:09

69F100 wrote:Doug I went to greenlee site here is the one we have you might fine a electrical contractor around you that could bend it for you.

https://www.greenleestore.com/products/greenlee-1800-mechanical-bender-for-1-2-3-4-1-imc-and-rigid-conduit?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=15440388931&gclid=CNON5Lvw2dQCFQwYgQodA7wLiw

Thanks for the info but I not to sure a conduit bender will work. I think conduit has different diameters than pipe or tubing.

Curt wrote:What about buying an 90° aluminum elbow? You're a pretty good welder.

I have considered that option too but I think I may have found a place online that can do the job, just waiting to hear back from them.
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  69F100 on Mon 26 Jun - 21:38

I will check tomorrow and see what 1'' aluminum conduit od is
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Re: Tube/Pipe Bending?

Post  Doug Rahn on Tue 27 Jun - 8:54

I found a business down in Florida called Custom Pipe Design that is going to make the piece for me at very reasonable price. They specialize in making T Tops, Tuna Towers, Radar Arch's, etc. for the marine industry and some major boat manufacturers. Very nice people to deal with and no job is to small, owner told me he will have it made today and shipped. Cool!
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