Repositioning Copper Piping

Old 10-25-13, 10:40 AM
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Repositioning Copper Piping

Hi all,

I'm working on an RV propane system with some small (1/4") diameter copper piping and I'm trying to reconfigure/reshape it a little bit.

I'm not trying to do anything drastic, I just want to reshape at a little so it's out of the way, and move the endpoint so it's a few inches to the side.

So I'm wondering... what are the rules surrounding safely bending copper piping? Do you just bend it as you like, while keeping an eye on it to make sure you don't rupture the pipe?

It looks as if the copper pipe was already manually shaped into place, for the previous appliance it hooked up to.

Old 10-25-13, 11:23 AM
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I would consider a tubing bender, to reduce the chance of kinking the tubing. You could probably find a simple bender which looks like a spring and slips over the tubing at a big box store.

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