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Apr 28, 2016
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by: Guy H.

Thank you for your initial comments. I had not considered the stress issue.

My thought, which has been in the hundreds :-), is to cut the piping at the downward bend a bit down and add whole new section of pipe. I would want to have a sufficient amount that I could d one of two things.

The 1st would be to cut it with an sufficient lenghth so that I could crimp the piping to be able to insert it into the new section. I would then drill and rivet the two pieces together for added strength.

The 2nd would be the same which to cut it with an sufficient lenghth. I would then do, again the similiar, so that I could insert a new section and add an insert with the Outside diameter of the insert matching up to the inside diameter. I would then again drill and rivet the two pieces together for added strength.

I have considered adding a conduit connector on both options for more added strength. My one concern is the location. If I add that to the top portion, would that be a weak point. But if I put at the end, that is another stress point.

I'm looking forward to hearing from experiences had.

G.H.

Apr 28, 2016
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by: Guy H.

Thank you for your initial comments. I had not considered the stress issue.

My thought, which has been in the hundreds :-), is to cut the piping at the downward bend a bit down and add whole new section of pipe. I would want to have a sufficient amount that I could d one of two things.

The 1st would be to cut it with an sufficient lenghth so that I could crimp the piping to be able to insert it into the new section. I would then drill and rivet the two pieces together for added strength.

The 2nd would be the same which to cut it with an sufficient lenghth. I would then do, again the similiar, so that I could insert a new section and add an insert with the Outside diameter of the insert matching up to the inside diameter. I would then again drill and rivet the two pieces together for added strength.

I have considered adding a conduit connector on both options for more added strength. My one concern is the location. If I add that to the top portion, would that be a weak point. But if I put at the end, that is another stress point.

I'm looking forward to hearing from experiences had.

G.H.

This isn't something I would recommend myself, but there are tubing connectors that would make this process easier should you decide to follow this path.
Tammy

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