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Old 11-18-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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RE: Steam bending questions

The one thing yet to be mentioned is the fact that very soon after the steam enters the plastic pipe, the pipe will sag and collapse !! Please don't ask me how I know Better to get some aluminum or steel heating / vent pipe that you can sheet metal screw the sections together with.
I used regular 5 inch domestic vent pipe as it was the least expensive and supported it with a 2X4 on edge between 2 saw horses.
Other than the plastic pipe problem I don't see any problem with what you are doing but please let us know how you make out as I will be attempting the same thing within the next few months - steam bending purple heart of about the same dimensions that is.
Good luck
John Tones MV Penta
Sidney, BC
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