Have you ever needed to bend a length of PVC pipe for a project? PVC is such a great, light-weight building component for structures and costumes, but the sharp angles and straight lines leave a lot to be desired.
Today, Tom is going to show us how to do with with the help of our HomeRight Dual Temperature Heat Gun (affiliate). We use this heat gun for all sorts of projects around here, but using it to bend PVC was a new one for me. I’m sure there are plenty of other ways to bend PVC pipe, but this is how he does it.
Tom is building Zack’s Halloween costume (he goes ridiculously all out for Halloween!), and he needed some nice curves in the PVC pipe. Using heat resistant gloves, he turned the heat gun on the highest setting and warmed up the pipe, trying to bend it as it heated. Once the pipe was heated enough to become pliable, he curved it to the angle he wanted it to be.