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Annealing isn't supposed to harden the copper, it should make it softer and easier to bent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annealing_(metallurgy)
Edited by PepeLapiu - 3/21/13 at 12:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Annealing isn't supposed to harden the copper, it should make it softer and easier to bent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annealing_(metallurgy)

You are right,im at work with a cold,im not with it at all......

If the tube is crinkling,annealing will only make it worse.
I did cover this earlier in the thread,I don't use benders with annealed tube,that's what springs are for,they have a limited bend radius for this purpose.
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 3/21/13 at 12:13pm
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A tiny bit off topic but acrylic was discussed earlier in this thread: PPC's now sells E22's push fittings and acrylic tubings.
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A tiny bit off topic but acrylic was discussed earlier in this thread: PPC's now sells E22's push fittings and acrylic tubings.
Nate sells Camozzi fittings,they are very nice,especially the 10mm pushfit.
His tube is bang on as well,uniform OD and very clear.
There is a bending guide for that too in this thread.
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A tiny bit off topic but acrylic was discussed earlier in this thread: PPC's now sells E22's push fittings and acrylic tubings.
+ Rep!! I have been looking for this!! I'm assuming it will work with bitspower multi link fittings?
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if your tube is crinkling, you have to do a hot/warm bend

heat the part of the tube you are going to bend with a torch, till it has a little hue of blue, wear gloves, you can polish off the blue, if you're going to get it plated or coated with a heat cured finish, you'll have to air anneal it by heating up that area again with it bent and let it cool in the air, don't quenching it in water, it'll make it brittle and prone to warping with heat based cured finishing

well that's what i've heard about working with copper, brass and aluminum
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33 View Post

A tiny bit off topic but acrylic was discussed earlier in this thread: PPC's now sells E22's push fittings and acrylic tubings.
Nate sells Camozzi fittings,they are very nice,especially the 10mm pushfit.
His tube is bang on as well,uniform OD and very clear.
There is a bending guide for that too in this thread.

This one? It says video don't exist. I did find a how-to thread at the mod zoo by k.3nny.
Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sortableturnip View Post

I wonder if you could use this PVC clear rigid tubing instead?


Quote:
Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

It doesn't bend and you would see the glue when you used elbows...

But you'll need to find 12mm tubing and use the Bitspower connectors.
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if your tube is crinkling, you have to do a hot/warm bend

heat the part of the tube you are going to bend with a torch, till it has a little hue of blue, wear gloves, you can polish off the blue, if you're going to get it plated or coated with a heat cured finish, you'll have to air anneal it by heating up that area again with it bent and let it cool in the air, don't quenching it in water, it'll make it brittle and prone to warping with heat based cured finishing

well that's what i've heard about working with copper, brass and aluminum

Never in all my years as a plumber have I had to hot bend anything,not even stainless..
Its a case of wrong technique for the tube.
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post #839 of 2160
i thought it went against code to bend tubing, or maybe that's just in the states

edit: i forgot that that was for square tubing so it doesn't twist on you, ha, pardon my mistake
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TY for the plumbing expertise in here. I could imagine the theories and ideas that would spin off in this thread without being grounded in reality with an expert tongue.gif
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