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drain fittings

Postby eyecatcher » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:35 pm

drain fittings? what a limited selection.

For 100mm soil has anyone come across any "rest bends" "slow bends" 30degree bends.
I dont particularly want a 4m vertical drop onto a 90, and I have a drain needing to make almost a 135 degree u turn into the septic.
I can use 45s and bits of straight but not ideal. I did think of forming a manhole with channels; guess what no channels.
anyone improvised....blow torch and bend that pipe?
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Re: drain fittings

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:43 pm

eyecatcher wrote:drain fittings? what a limited selection.

For 100mm soil has anyone come across any "rest bends" "slow bends" 30degree bends.
I dont particularly want a 4m vertical drop onto a 90, and I have a drain needing to make almost a 135 degree u turn into the septic.
I can use 45s and bits of straight but not ideal. I did think of forming a manhole with channels; guess what no channels.
anyone improvised....blow torch and bend that pipe?

A heat gun and bend the pipe works
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Re: drain fittings

Postby schuimpge » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:26 pm

Yep, heat gun will do the trick.
No glue and fittings and rubbish, just a bit of bending.
You get a good one for 1000 to 2000 baht in your local market hardware shop.
Very handy for a lot of stuff. Stripping those hardboard flooring panels for example...
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Re: drain fittings

Postby eyecatcher » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:56 pm

schuimpge wrote:Yep, heat gun will do the trick.
No glue and fittings and rubbish, just a bit of bending.
You get a good one for 1000 to 2000 baht in your local market hardware shop.
Very handy for a lot of stuff. Stripping those hardboard flooring panels for example...


how much :shock: :!: :shock: :!:
if I was building a condo it may be worth it.

but if I did try it; whats the technique; would it be to heat up a 1m length and get the wife to keep it turning like bbq ing a chicken and then roll it around a small manhole ring?...I am talking a 4 inch pipe here not a 2 inch :?:
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Re: drain fittings

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:39 pm

eyecatcher wrote:
schuimpge wrote:Yep, heat gun will do the trick.
No glue and fittings and rubbish, just a bit of bending.
You get a good one for 1000 to 2000 baht in your local market hardware shop.
Very handy for a lot of stuff. Stripping those hardboard flooring panels for example...


how much :shock: :!: :shock: :!:
if I was building a condo it may be worth it.

but if I did try it; whats the technique; would it be to heat up a 1m length and get the wife to keep it turning like bbq ing a chicken and then roll it around a small manhole ring?...I am talking a 4 inch pipe here not a 2 inch :?:

Get the wife to hold it vertically and rotate it while you heat the length you want to bend, when it's soft enough pull the bottom gently to the bend you want. It will soften easily and gentle hand pressure will bend it, if it doesn't bend easily it's not hot enough.

Expect to do more than 1 as it's easy to over heat then the pipe will flatten. You will probably have to practice. Cold water will hasten the setting process.
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Re: drain fittings

Postby schuimpge » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:27 pm

+1, Practice is the mother of all inventions..
Munch,....gulp...
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Re: drain fittings

Postby schuimpge » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:28 pm

Those fried pork patties are fantastic with a Leo :mrgreen:
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Re: drain fittings

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:53 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
eyecatcher wrote:
schuimpge wrote:Yep, heat gun will do the trick.
No glue and fittings and rubbish, just a bit of bending.
You get a good one for 1000 to 2000 baht in your local market hardware shop.
Very handy for a lot of stuff. Stripping those hardboard flooring panels for example...


how much :shock: :!: :shock: :!:
if I was building a condo it may be worth it.

but if I did try it; whats the technique; would it be to heat up a 1m length and get the wife to keep it turning like bbq ing a chicken and then roll it around a small manhole ring?...I am talking a 4 inch pipe here not a 2 inch :?:

Get the wife to hold it vertically and rotate it while you heat the length you want to bend, when it's soft enough pull the bottom gently to the bend you want. It will soften easily and gentle hand pressure will bend it, if it doesn't bend easily it's not hot enough.

Expect to do more than 1 as it's easy to over heat then the pipe will flatten. You will probably have to practice. Cold water will hasten the setting process.

I can see that I may have missed the point that you need to use a piece that is at least 3 times longer than the bend you want, so that there is a straight section before and after the bend. Also oven gloves for SWMBO help your relationship and reduce the shouting :) ;)

If you were bending thinner pipe then bending springs would make it very easy, as you wouldn't have the deformation problem.
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Re: drain fittings

Postby eyecatcher » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:52 pm

On any other forum Sometime your posts would have been far too suggestive to remain :wink:
If anyone just dips into this thread randomly haha....good job we havent mentioned the discharge pipe :shock:
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Re: drain fittings

Postby eyecatcher » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:54 pm

schuimpge wrote:+1, Practice is the mother of all inventions..
Munch,....gulp...


And assumptions are the mother of all $&ck ups.
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Re: drain fittings

Postby eyecatcher » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:01 pm

Thanks for help there guys. I think on this occasion I will try to turn the septic and redesign the drains with a couple of suitable junctions.
Sorely tempted to try and be a bit of bender though for once in my life. :wink:
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Re: drain fittings

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:20 am

eyecatcher wrote:Thanks for help there guys. I think on this occasion I will try to turn the septic and redesign the drains with a couple of suitable junctions.
Sorely tempted to try and be a bit of bender though for once in my life. :wink:

The redesign could be the best answer.

But softening pipe isn't rocket science, I've reduced a pipe in diameter to fit a dust collector on my first attempt, not pretty but functional.

Didn't try your bender :lol: :roll: as I didn't have your desires :wink:
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Re: drain fittings

Postby zebrafilm » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:26 am

We have an aluminum snorkel on our Land Rover. The guy who made it filled it with sand before heating, then bend it easy without loosing shape.
Could work for you too. :-)




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Re: drain fittings

Postby Tanaka » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:21 pm

If the inside of your pipe gets hot and sticky, the sand will stick to it and stay on the walls. Not what you would want. Sand is good for bending metal, not so good for plastic.
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