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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Jul 10, 2017 3:57 AM CST
Hi Guys,
I have to build a s small 90 degree doom green house structure, to protect Indian chili Pepper plants. Birds are causing
lots of damages the plant,they are left without leaves and flowers.
Can some one tell me how to bend 90 degree without breaking .
Prabhi S
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jul 10, 2017 6:31 AM CST
I just watched a short YouTube video on how to do that. Apparently a hair dryer will do the trick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 10, 2017 7:08 AM CST
Easier might be to cut it and put in a 90 degree join .
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Name: stone
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stone
Jul 10, 2017 7:16 AM CST
porkpal said:Easier might be to cut it and put in a 90 degree join .


That's what I woulda said...until Celia (zencat) reminded us about the heat treatment...
I saw a dude on "Ask This Old House" using heat to bend conduit before burying it... I think he used a propane torch...

Ok, the segment comes right up when googled, but I can't get the page to load with this iPad.

A torch certainly sounds faster than a hair drier.

Incidentally, there's also a link to a guy bending pipe with a c-clamp and a flower pot.... But I disbelieve he's bending PVC.
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Weedwhacker
Jul 10, 2017 7:51 AM CST
Interesting -- I didn't realize you could do this!

Here's a link to an "instructable" that makes it sound pretty simple, and also answered my thought that the pipe would "kink" when being bent (the article says to fill the pipe with sand before bending it). I do think that using a heat gun would be safer than using an open flame of any sort, though -- and faster than using a hair dryer.

http://www.instructables.com/i...
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crawgarden
Jul 10, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Heat gun is the way to go
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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Jul 10, 2017 8:25 AM CST
crawgarden said:Heat gun is the way to go

Thank you all for suggestions.
Prabhi S

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