8064Re: [new_distillers] Re: bending copper tubing
- Jun 9, 2003rolling coils of copper is fairly easy once it has been heated till the metal changes color-- at that point drop the whole coil into a bucket/vat of cold water-- this softens the tube where it will almost bend like wire--i then take a piece of 3/4 inch tube--chuck it in the lathe--turn the head stock freehand till i get the desired length--un chuck the head end of the pipe-- slide your larger tube over the one just turned and do the same operation back towards the head-- you wild up with two perfect coils- the inner one being 1" i.d.-- the other being 1..5 i.d. with two long tails to connect your water attachments to--no kinks--your brother in the spiritsBlueflame456
the1foy <the1foy@...> wrote:
> What is the best way to bend quarter inch tubing without kinking
> I have tried bending around one inch pipe and kinked and tried
> spring type bender and can not get it to move once bent and tried
> hand held bender but can not get it in tight engough circle.
Anyone know how bad kinks are for a condensor? Because there are two
in my coil, but water still seems to flow through it reasonably well
(from the sink, my still still isn't finished...sorry, I couldn't
resist)...anyone running a condensor with a few kinks in it
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