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Blair Calderara (Merseyless)
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Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 1:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

after a lot of searching around for the 1/8 copper tubing i found some that is hard not soft and i can't bend it without fear of kinking it. what do i do?
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 1:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The first result from a Google search was:
"http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52-297-copper-tubing-coils/refrigeration-copper-tubing-683764.aspx?CAWELAID=42562796".

Use the right stuff. It is not that hard to find.
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Blair Calderara (Merseyless)
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Posted on Monday, September 3, 2007 - 1:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is their no hope left for my little copper tube.
Their has got to be some way to bend it!
Any idea's?
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Monday, September 3, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are tube-bending cois you can get from a hardware store.
The tube goes inside the coil, and this helps prevent kinks.
Heating the tube evenly will also help soften it.
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Ray Lyford (Ancient_brit)
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Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 9:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You could try filling the tube with sand or salt and then bending. It helps sometimes.

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