Thermo-siphon question

Re: Thermo-siphon question

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:51 pm

emposter wrote:Greg & other distinguished members

I've aquired 7 feet of 316 SCH 80. I'm and industrial electrician by trade. Even with a Greenlee hydraulic bender, trying to put essentially a 180 degree bend flattens out the curve. I am going to set up a jig on a welding table and heat the pipe and bend it that way.

Two questions:
1. Any Idea how long the coil should be? For example, the length of the U-tube from the back pf the bend to the end of the threads.
2. After bending the coil, what would be the ideal center between the laterals of the U tube?

Thank you in advance

mike

Mike, are you sure you are using the right size shoe? I didn't know greenlee made a hydraulic shoe for 3/4" rigid. That a size usually bent by hand :? Scott
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