Black iron pipe strength


  #1  
Old 10-04-18, 03:29 PM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: usa
Posts: 69
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Black iron pipe strength

Is it possible to slightly bend or flex by hand a 1" black iron pipe?
 
  #2  
Old 10-04-18, 03:59 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 70,121
Received 2,961 Votes on 2,672 Posts
That depends on how long it is and how sharp you want the bend
but no..... you can't bend that with your hands.

Put one end on a curb and drive over it.
 
  #3  
Old 10-04-18, 04:17 PM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,493
Received 950 Votes on 862 Posts
Maybe a 10' long piece and some boulders to hold it?
 
  #4  
Old 10-04-18, 06:37 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,007
Received 125 Votes on 110 Posts
Care to share what it is your really trying to do?
Why does it need to be bent?
 
  #5  
Old 10-05-18, 04:14 AM
Norm201's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 11,416
Received 594 Votes on 531 Posts
I have a 2 IPS x 5 feet long pipe I bent using it as a lever to move some stuff.
 
  #6  
Old 10-06-18, 05:55 PM
P
Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 672
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Whomever said brute force isn't the answer is simply not using enough brute force.

Dont bend or stress the pipe if you are going to run gas through it. It is a code violation and potentially dangerous. Put in a swing joint with a couple of 90's if you need to.
 
  #7  
Old 10-12-18, 10:53 AM
Z
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,295
Received 319 Votes on 285 Posts
It would take a LOT of force to bend a 2" steel pipe. As a 5' lever, I'm sure you'll be fine.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: