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Tips for making copper pipes round again?

Discuss Tips for making copper pipes round again? at UK Plumbers Forums; Hi Folks, Do any of you have any tips or know of any tools that can make 15mm/22mm pipes round again at the end that will fit into a compression ...
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    Hi Folks,

    Do any of you have any tips or know of any tools that can make 15mm/22mm pipes round again at the end that will fit into a compression joint?

    I am having to "manufacture" a bespoke couple of pieces of 22mm to 15mm pipe with the pipe centres completely offset to the maximumum, and during the process (using a vice and a hacksaw!) the ends are a bit oval and I need to make them as perfectly round as possible.

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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    take a female compressin fitting of the size you are using , remove nut and olive and knock onto end of pipe gently untill fully on.
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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    Try a Re-Rounding tool, or buy a socket former and only use the front part.

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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    i had to do this the other week was changing a mono block tap which got from screw fx and when i pipe sliced the tails down to suit what i wanted the pipe slice squashed the tails so it was just lucky the old taps were cross head so managed to re shape the end of the copper tails with the cross part of the tap

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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    DO you mean this is happening as you bend it?

    Can you bend it beofre you cut it

    if not pop and insert in the end before you bend it
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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    I've used a socket former on plastic pipe for jointing.

    But how well does it work for rounding copper pipe, I assume you'd heat the end of the pipe so it's more plyable though you obviously don't do it too much as you don't want to widen it.

    But does it work o.k.

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    hi no i ment cheep copper tails which squashed when i twisted the pipe slice round to cut them

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    that's happened to me too
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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    Use an adjustable spanner

    1 adjust it to the slimmer part of the diameter of the pipe

    2 keep rotating it until its round again.

    That simple i hope this helps.
    Last edited by John Blade; 20-12-2011 at 01:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    Using a hacksaw nearly always leaves a burr which makes fittings tricky to fit but I find that usually a file and pump pliers is enough.

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    Use a swayger(can't spell it).
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    Default Re: Tips for making copper pipes round again?

    Quote Originally Posted by carpstu View Post
    hi no i ment cheep copper tails which squashed when i twisted the pipe slice round to cut them
    put a new cutting wheel in.
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