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In my planned loop, there will be one straight run of pipe. I will be getting a 90° fitting for that one, just to have a bend in the pipe and make things simple.
Sounds like a plan.
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I bought a little non-lever bender for 1/2" tubing on Ebay for $5, I'm hoping it works good enough for a few mild bends.
It looks pretty much like this one.
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I will be using 1/2" tubing on the front side of the loop, res-pump-rad #1-pedestal. Picked up a short stick of type L 1/2" yesterday for the 3 pieces.

I don't think I will have to do any 90's with the 1/2", but what is the bend radius for 1/2" pipe, about 1-1/2"?
I know the 3/8" is 1-1/4" to 1-5/16" or close.
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I bought a little non-lever bender for 1/2" tubing on Ebay for $5, I'm hoping it works good enough for a few mild bends.
It looks pretty much like this one.
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I will be using 1/2" tubing on the front side of the loop, res-pump-rad #1-pedestal. Picked up a short stick of type L 1/2" yesterday for the 3 pieces.

I don't think I will have to do any 90's with the 1/2", but what is the bend radius for 1/2" pipe, about 1-1/2"?
I know the 3/8" is 1-1/4" to 1-5/16" or close.

Interesting bit of kit,not seen one of those in the UK...
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Its not off topic at all and im glad you are going to give it a go.
Welcome to the party!

Thanks B!

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Mandrix,

That looks like an interesting little bender maybe for 45* or 60* depending on how large the actual bender is.
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Interesting bit of kit,not seen one of those in the UK...

I did a search on Ebay for tubing bender/pipe bender and a lot of these showed up. I think the normal price is around 13$ US. I'm hoping it will be good enough for some mild bends without kinking.
The actual one I bought is a Titan Tools 11486. If it works OK could be a cheaper way to get into tubing, although the lever type would be better.
If I have to I figure I can secure it in a large vice, or make a little jig for it out in my shop.
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Mandrix,

That looks like an interesting little bender maybe for 45* or 60* depending on how large the actual bender is.
Looks like it would do a 180. Depending on my final setup when I get the dual MCP35x pumps going again I'm hoping I won't need to make any extreme bends.
There will probably be only three 1/2" pipes and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on another bender.
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Do keep us updated on that! BTW are you using it on the copper or the pre-chromed stuff you found?
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Looks like it would do a 180. Depending on my final setup when I get the dual MCP35x pumps going again I'm hoping I won't need to make any extreme bends.
There will probably be only three 1/2" pipes and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on another bender.

I noticed that but at the same time 1/2" pipe, I would assume, may be harder to bend if the bender has a short handle with out an additonal handle to help with the bend. I've not dealt with pipe bending to much though. biggrin.gif However I did work at lowes for 5 years so yeah. I know most of the products everyone is speaking about. Its sad I could tell to where to find the epoxy appliance paint with ease...blinksmiley.gif


Edit: Seems I can not spell today either... doh.gif
Edited by Drierwor - 3/17/13 at 8:16am
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Finally!
I have been trying several spray paints in hope to find something to match polished copper. I would like to maybe get my fittings to loom like they are polished copper instead of cheap plactic or nickel plating. And if it looks good enought I might use it on the pipes themselves instead of fighting the tarnish process of copper. That was the idea but nothing really looked good enough for me. Nothing really looked anything close to polished copper.

Untill I stumbeled upon this at Canadian Tire, the Canucks version of Princess Auto.

Works like a charm, tried it on a little piece of plastic and it looks great.

Just thought I'd pass along the info in case others are planning something similar.

Cheers
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Finally!
I have been trying several spray paints in hope to find something to match polished copper. I would like to maybe get my fittings to loom like they are polished copper instead of cheap plactic or nickel plating. And if it looks good enought I might use it on the pipes themselves instead of fighting the tarnish process of copper. That was the idea but nothing really looked good enough for me. Nothing really looked anything close to polished copper.

Untill I stumbeled upon this at Canadian Tire, the Canucks version of Princess Auto.

Works like a charm, tried it on a little piece of plastic and it looks great.

Just thought I'd pass along the info in case others are planning something similar.

Cheers
Why not polish and seal the tube if polished is the look you want? Waxes or a clearcoat would do this for you
Closest i found was 138s enamel by plasikote.
I used it on Arctic Water for the fan rings..




Do you have pics of the paint on something when its dry?
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