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I want to bend a 4' piece of rebar into a nice gentle curve to hold a 4" OD pipe in place. I've read about the pipe trick for bending, but how gentle will the curve be? I don't want any pointy bits.
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Then find something 4" diameter to bend it around. Look for a steel pipe that that they use to keep cars from smashing into things in parking lots. Lou
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One of those big weed burning propane torches that you use with the standard gas grill tanks will heat the rebar cherry red in a few minutes and it can then be formed over a mandrel as neat as you please. Harbor Freight has the torches for under $20 IIRC, as do a lot of farm supply stores. A MAPP gas plumber's torch would also work very well and an acetylene torch would be quickest of all. HTH
Joe
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wrote:

Got a Blacksmith nearby?
Does it have to be rebar? I mean a strap would hold a pipe. My solar pipes for the pool are 2", running up to the roof. The installer used something - looks like a "J" but does not completely surround the pipe.
What is this 4" OD pipe for and how much to support?
-- Oren
Hofstadter's Law - It [a task] always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
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Bill Stock wrote:

you are talking about 4" plastic pipe because the weight of metal pipe would straighten out the bend.
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Yes it's PVC. Support medium is dirt, hence the rebar (for those that asked).
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