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Old 04-01-2013, 05:20 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by sailah View Post
What wall thickness was the material you had when it split?
18ga SS. Maybe with the little bit you need to expand it will be fine. The shop I use has been doing this work for as long as I can remember,,, he can bend anything. He's even bent a couple brass and copper boat exhausts for me over the years.


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Originally Posted by motu View Post
This is my pipe expander - you need to heat the pipe for it to expand. Exhaust shops have hydraulic expanders that work pretty well....but not pretty.

We did try heating one and it split just as easy. Not sure what you mean by not pretty,,, the hydraulic expanders are the same principle as the manual.
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