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    Thermal Forming PVC Pipe

    I stumbled on a few YouTube videos of people using heat to form PVC pipe. Although I don't have a problem that would be solved with this technology at the moment, that didn't stop me. It was fun to see what could be done with some scrap PVC pipe and my heat gun.

    If you are interested, please see

    http://rick.sparber.org/PVCTF.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    Although I don't have a problem that would be solved with this technology at the moment, that didn't stop me.
    I just let my mind wander (not that I can prevent it doing that) and came up with some silly ideas. Maybe they'll strike a chord in your mind and lead to visualizing something truly useful.

    specialized nozzles for your shop vac - e.g. a T-shaped T-slot cleaner

    artistically shaped plant trellis - fine holes drilled in pipe to "artistically" water the plant

    roadways for a marble machine

    miniature funnels for filling small containers
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    Here is something I've done many times
    cut a 1/2 or 3/4" wide piece off a thin wall PVC, plex poly, or most amy other plastic tubing or pipe then split it and make a flat strip out if it the heat and bend one end about 1/2 to 3/4" as needed to a 90° bend then heat ten remaining body and wrap it around whatever diameter piece you need to make a clamp out of it bringing the 2 ends together forming a flat which you then drill a hole in it for a bolt
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    Excellent Ideas Marv and Frank! Thanks.
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    Marv,

    All good ideas. I have updated the article to try some out.

    Thanks!

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    Frank,

    I made one of your straps and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the great idea. It is now in the article.

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your PVC Pipe Forming Method to our
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    Thanks Rick! We've added your PVC Clamp to our Clamps category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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