Video: How to Bend PVC Without Distorting It


Video: How to Bend PVC Without Distorting It

I’ve bent PVC before to make transitions and to do odd things with it. I think my first such project was when, on a whim, I made a handle for a big box fan using a scrap of 1/2″ PVC.

I’ve used blowtorches, heat guns, and even a propane stove to heat and bend PVC. But the pipe often flattens out or becomes otherwise distorted, and even heat guns will scorch the pipe and sometimes even bubble it.

This guy has a better solution. All you need is a small torch, something with which to plug one end of the pipe, a funnel, and some sand.

He’s making landscape lights, and naturally he wants them all to have the same angle and wants them to look nice. Check out his method, which is simple but effective.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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