The heat gun I use was intended to shrink the covering on model airplanes, it doesn't get nearly as hot as the industrial heat gun we have at work. Much hotter than a hair dryer, though.
It does heat the tubing fairly slowly so I have time to heat all around the tube. I also had a few Mulligans, but my later bends were way easier than my early attempts, so I bet you'll get there
When I get set back up, I'll post some pics of my bending jig.
Originally Posted by xxdarkreap3rxx
Once I remove the insert, I can get it back in but it always gets stuck at the bend -.- Is there any easy way to figure out the lengths for stuff?
I just leave extra lengths on both sides of a single bend, multiple bends I mark the start and calculate the take up (There is a description of how to do that in the Pipe Bending
I use dish soap/water to lube the silicone up to get it back in the tube. It's tough, but twisting and push/pulling will generally get it back in at least far enough to continue.Edited by GnarlyCharlie - 11/9/15 at 7:11am