Summary: Learn how to use a pipe bender, create a 90 degree bend using a pipe bender and create a 45 degree bend using a pipe bender.
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There are three main ways to create a bend in your pipe work.
If you need to make a bend in a tight corner you may find that a 90 degree joint works better than bending the pipe as the joint radius is much smaller. Unfortunately using joints increases water resistance and there is an increased risk of joint failure.
For speed, ease of use and cost effectiveness a pipe bender is usually the best option.
A pipe bender consists of two large arms, two metal semicircles (called formers), a roller, a pipe stay and a guide. Each former is designed to accommodate 15mm or 22mm copper pipe. The stay is used to clamp the pipe in position during bending. The guide is used alongside the roller to bend the pipe around the formers without crushing it.
Push in your piece of copper pipe and hook the stay over the top of the pipe.
Place the guide on top of the pipe
Examples of the bends you may be required to create whilst installing pipework.
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