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curvy pvc pipe??

Posted By: Kayla

curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 07:57 AM

Ive seen a couple people with curved pvc pipes that they use as toys after theyre wrapped in fleece, where do you guys get these?? Or do you curve them yourselves?
Posted By: Bozeman

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 08:19 AM

I would also like to know how to curve these PVC pipes as I know when you apply heat to PVC pipe to bend it, it makes the PVC pipe actually softer.

Info from more knowledgeable people will be great!
Posted By: chattrbabe

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 08:48 AM

I have a heat gun, but I prefer to boil my pvc. wink
Posted By: Kayla

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 09:19 AM

Wait, do you really boil it?? I dont have a pot big enough to boil pvc tounge
so... where do you get a heat gun from??
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 09:37 AM

Now we are up to boiling PVC?!? shock The things we do for our babies. shakehead Oh I will have to try this, I want to try this. The only way I was able to make spiral toys was with thick electrical cable. It works well, but let's boil some PVC, why not? roflmao roflmao
Posted By: TheGliderPlayroom

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 09:48 AM

I bake mine. Wrap in paper towels and bake at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes. It comes out like a spaghetti noodle. Just make sure you have good ventilation while doing it, a window open and/or a fan running.
Posted By: chattrbabe

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 09:48 AM

I bought my heat gun at walmart. I have never used it, too scared. roflmao

I would rather face a vat of water than a super hot blow dryer... shakehead
Posted By: Kayla

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 10:03 AM

hmm I think ill go buy a heat gun tomorrow. How do you guys cut the pvc small enough to fit an an oven or pot of water??
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 01:35 PM

I had no idea people were even bending PVC...sounds cool. I would love to see some pics of the finished product smile
Posted By: Dancing

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 03:26 PM

I use a heat gun. When I bend pipe, I fill it with sand, heat it, bend it to the shape I want and then dunk in cool water.

The sand keeps the pipe from kinking.

With the heat gun, you have to keep moving, don't hold it in one place or the pipe will burn.
Posted By: Kimberlyann

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 04:54 PM

I asked my husband about this awhile ago and he told me that you can buy bendable/flexible pvc pipe.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 05:15 PM

You can buy rolls of tubing but they might kink if you do anything other than doing a coil with it
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 05:20 PM

I have seen someone using electrical wire which would be very flexible
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/21/10 07:01 PM

What schedule of PVC pipe are you all using that bend your own? And what diameter?
Posted By: chattrbabe

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 07:45 PM

I use the regular PVC pipe. My cutters only ran me 12 bucks and they last forever. They are red and black. I don't fill with sand, I just go really slow. wink

Here is a closeup of a finished product of my own. thumb

This picture was taken prior to me adding the chain that goes through the "handle".

Attached picture Sugar Twister.JPG
Posted By: Kayla

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 07:53 PM

I cant see the close up...? :/
Posted By: chattrbabe

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 08:02 PM

I had an oops moment! blush roflmao
Posted By: Kayla

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 08:14 PM

lol its super cute!!
Posted By: DCMuffin

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 08:46 PM

Shut up! We can bend this stuff???? Why is this only coming up now????? Teresa...you were holding out on us! shakehead

roflmao
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 09:03 PM

That is AWESOME!!!! Wow if I try this it will confirm that I really have lost my marbles. My family is already pretty sure I have! But what a cool idea. Am going to have to give this a try.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 09:50 PM

U can also put the pipe in the oven (keeping a close eye on it) my husband used to make bird PVC Stands and that's the way he did it before he bought his big one -

Sue
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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/22/10 09:51 PM

A shopping I go on payday for pvc grin
Posted By: Kayla

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/23/10 12:07 AM

Im really excited this thread has so much attention! after halloween i am deff going to try also! Id love to see other pictures as well, i know it takes me a century to upload photos, but i will eventuallly after i give it a try!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/23/10 03:44 AM

I have one and I got it already curved at lowes, pixie loves exploring in it!
Posted By: Kayla

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/23/10 10:17 AM

in it??? how big it is?? Did you buy it curved or did you have them curve it?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/23/10 11:27 PM

what do you all bend your pipe around to have a uniform curl or do you just wing it? And do you bend the pipe using a pair of pliers to grip it with or can you use your hands?
Posted By: chattrbabe

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/24/10 07:08 AM

I personally wing it. thumb
Posted By: tbull

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/24/10 03:33 PM

I found this site with pictures.

http://www.pvcworkshop.com/bendpipe.htm
Posted By: DCMuffin

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/24/10 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: areno
I have one and I got it already curved at lowes, pixie loves exploring in it!


I know that I find PVC to smell rather quickly so as an alternative for the fun exploring - I just picked some of this up for my playroom:

http://www.petco.com/product/109167/Super-Pet-FerreTrail-Bubble-Wave-Fun-nels-Maze.aspx
Posted By: Dancing

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/24/10 03:54 PM

I had some wood stands that hubby built me for outside oil lamps for the yard. I took two of them and screwed two different size cans onto the tops of them. I heat the pipe and then bend them around the cans (one is a coffee can, the other a large soup can).

If you want to make consistant S shapes, you can screw some cans down onto a peice of lumber and then use it each time to get the same shape.
Posted By: IslandGliders

Re: curvy pvc pipe?? - 10/24/10 05:17 PM

This is so cool! I had no idea you could bend PVC pipe! The mroe you know... smile
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