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Mitch86
02-07-2012, 02:43 PM
Any one flared sch 40 pvc? I've seen the thin walled stuff flared...but not sure about the thicker pvc. Is it possible? From my limited try, I say hell no... Someone prove me wrong? :D

Fiendstolemyamp
02-07-2012, 02:49 PM
I've flared the thick stuff. It takes a long time with a heat gun.

Mitch86
02-07-2012, 02:52 PM
I've flared the thick stuff. It takes a long time with a heat gun.

Yeah I noticed. After about 15 mins the pvc was barely warm. I dont know that I could heat a 6" pipe enough all around to get it started... :crap: Any other suggestions on how to get it heated? Maybe boiling water? (Think I've read that someone used this method, dont know if it was sch 40 pipe though.)

Fiendstolemyamp
02-07-2012, 03:01 PM
I actually had better success with the heat gun that with boiling water. I saw someone used hot oil (like a turkey fryer) you can get the oil a lot hotter than water. Obviously you need to use caution doing this, but would prob be the easiest.

Mitch86
02-07-2012, 03:06 PM
I actually had better success with the heat gun that with boiling water. I saw someone used hot oil (like a turkey fryer) you can get the oil a lot hotter than water. Obviously you need to use caution doing this, but would prob be the easiest.

Lol I dont think I want to try the hot oil! Dont know if it was my heat gun or what, but it didnt seem like I could ever get it heated evenly all the way around before it cooled too much. I'm looking in to making fiberglass flares at the moment. I think this would be the "easiest" method and you can control the flare a lot better.

splmonster402
02-11-2012, 11:27 AM
If you have a propane tank you can use this method. You can buy a weed burner attachment at home depot, lowes, menards etc. This attaches to the propane tank and you pretty much have a torch. We use this method on schedule 40 and 80 pvc. I know it works because we use this method when bending pvc for underground installation in the electrical field. I have never tryed to flare the pvc with it, but it does get hot enough to bend schedule 40 and 80 into a 90 degree bend/sweep.

splmonster402
02-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Home Depot Lincoln Electric Inferno Propane Torch Kit Model # KH825-01

Store SKU # 499072

Store SO SKU # 117341

49.97

bubbagumper6
02-11-2012, 12:56 PM
Harbor Freight sells heat guns for like $12, I would probably get 2 or 3 then (with some help) just try and get that bisch hot enough...it's plastic so eventually it's gotta get soft right?

bgowdy31
02-12-2012, 09:15 AM
""crisco"" and a hot plate... me and my friends do it all the time

Mitch86
02-12-2012, 09:20 AM
Great ideas...but they are not cost effective in my situation. If I were making multiple flares over and over it would make sense to spend $50+, but for flares for 1 enclosure, I could just purchase a precision port for around the same price. I was looking for an easy, cost effective (free really) solution since I already had the 6" sch40 pvc that I got for free. Thanks for the suggestions!

Mitch86
02-12-2012, 09:22 AM
""crisco"" and a hot plate... me and my friends do it all the time

I was thinking a pot of grease and a camp fire since I dont own a hotplate. Lol A little dangerous, but might work. :laugh:

bgowdy31
02-12-2012, 10:12 AM
I was thinking a pot of grease and a camp fire since I dont own a hotplate. Lol A little dangerous, but might work. :laugh:

lmao... should work just as well....

bubbagumper6
02-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Make sure to take videos of it when you do it though...either for educational how-to purposes or for lulz if you screw up :)

Mitch86
02-12-2012, 10:59 AM
Make sure to take videos of it when you do it though...either for educational how-to purposes or for lulz if you screw up :)

If I do try it, vids of the epic fire that burns down half the neighborhood and the horrid burns that I receive shall be posted sir. :D