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Old 12-06-2014, 09:08 PM   #29
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If tight bends need to be made and the piece of tube is removeable when bent, filling it w/ fine sand and taping the ends over w/ duct tape will support the tube during the bending process.

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Old 12-06-2014, 09:12 PM   #30
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Or you can get spring benders that go over the tube to prevent linking when you bend it tight.

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I am an extreme novice ( or was) when I installed my water heater replacement. It required some serious tube bending - almost 90 deg at about a 2" or 3" diameter. Spring benders saved my bacon- takes patients tho!

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