HotBlanket PVC Benders (BB5150, BB2030, BB3040).

Hot Blanket PVC Benders only have a 90 warranty!!! If these are used improperly, such as the end of the PVC not being properly supported at the ends and the blanket is resting on the concrete while making a bend this WILL burn a hold in the side of the blanket and this is not covered under warranty. Also, after each bend, this bender should be given 10 minutes to cool. This is NOT a unit designed for consistent production bends.
This tool is NOT repairable, do not attempt to modify this product!

Bending shoe size and different conduit diameters.

Any bending shoe is sized for the given conduit diameter. Attempting to bend conduits other than the diameter specified by the shoe size will result in either flattening, kinking, rippling, or similar deformation of the conduit. Damage to the bending shoe may also result. The only exception are the ½”, ¾” and 1” EMT hand benders and other benders designed for PVC Coated Rigid. When bending ½” Rigid, the ¾” EMT bender is used and so on, up to 1” Rigid where the 1 ¼” bender is used. Using a hand bender like that for anything over 1” for rigid conduit is EXTREMELY difficult, that is why we do not carry one.

When bending PVC coated Rigid the use of a bender designed to handle PVC coated should be used, and the same rule applies; bend 1” PVC Coated in a 1 ¼” shoe.

Schedule 40 pipe/tubing.

All Rigid electrical conduit is schedule 40 in wall thickness. When inquiries are made on schedule 40 “tubing or pipe” it’s best to ask if they are referring to plumbing tubing, stainless steel tubing, or black iron pipe. Occasionally customer define schedule 40 differently than others and want to bend these other materials as opposed to electrical conduit. Our benders will handle schedule 40 only if it is MILD steel intended for electrical installations. The others are normally galvanized with made the material more stiff and rigid and can cause damage to the material being bent, the bender, or the end user.

Bending shoe has cracked. Can it be welded to repair it?

Due to the amount of pressure caused by bending conduit, if a customer calls asking if they can weld a crack in a bending shoe the answer is NO. The weld may not penetrate the entire crack down into the inside of the shoe casting and it could end up like a hairline crack in a windshield. It is highly recommended to replace the shoe to prevent damage to the bender or end user.