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OK guys I need some help here. I have this tubing https://coppertubingsales.com/storefront/product_info.php?cPath=223_212&products_id=1178
and a 1/2 spring bender. The problem I'm having is just getting it to bend. I'm using all my weight and can't even get a full 90 degree bend. The other problem I'm having it how in the heck am I suppose to measure using a spring bender? Or going to have to bite it and buy a real bender?
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you might want to get a square of some kind that way you can see how far you've bent it
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OK guys I need some help here. I have this tubing https://coppertubingsales.com/storefront/product_info.php?cPath=223_212&products_id=1178
and a 1/2 spring bender. The problem I'm having is just getting it to bend. I'm using all my weight and can't even get a full 90 degree bend. The other problem I'm having it how in the heck am I suppose to measure using a spring bender? Or going to have to bite it and buy a real bender?

A real bender would save a lot of time and energy. Plus you can measure out your bends. IF you stick to the spring benders, you will waste a ton of copper.
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OK guys I need some help here. I have this tubing https://coppertubingsales.com/storefront/product_info.php?cPath=223_212&products_id=1178
and a 1/2 spring bender. The problem I'm having is just getting it to bend. I'm using all my weight and can't even get a full 90 degree bend. The other problem I'm having it how in the heck am I suppose to measure using a spring bender? Or going to have to bite it and buy a real bender?
Buy a real bender,springs are ok.....if you live in 1980.
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OK guys I need some help here. I have this tubing https://coppertubingsales.com/storefront/product_info.php?cPath=223_212&products_id=1178
and a 1/2 spring bender. The problem I'm having is just getting it to bend. I'm using all my weight and can't even get a full 90 degree bend. The other problem I'm having it how in the heck am I suppose to measure using a spring bender? Or going to have to bite it and buy a real bender?
Buy a real bender,springs are ok.....if you live in 1980.

They must have been stronger back then to. I feel like I need to use a hammer to get this stuff to bend. I'm putting so much pressure on it the tubing is heating up.
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They must have been stronger back then to. I feel like I need to use a hammer to get this stuff to bend. I'm putting so much pressure on it the tubing is heating up.
You are limited by the spring itself,it can only compress so much on the inner radius.
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Just a sneak peek into how my copper polishing is going biggrin.gifwheee.gif

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Ooooh pretty drool.gif
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Be sure to seal it when you're done.... protect that shiny finish smile.gif
 
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One question if im going to use 12mm pipes how does the bp fitting secure the pipe?
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