Need 30 and 60 degree 3/4" copper elbows

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Larry Fine

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I'm looking for 3/4" copper sweat elbows in 30- and 60-degree angles, to follow a roof-line for a water heater in an attic. I don't want to use pairs of 90s.

I could use a standard 45 and a street 45 which would create a funny offset, but I would really prefer single fittings. I also don't want to use soft tubing.

Any advice is welcome.
 

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Never seen any. With a spring bender anneal the tubing where the bend will be since a swing joint is out.
 
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I'm looking for 3/4" copper sweat elbows in 30- and 60-degree angles, to follow a roof-line for a water heater in an attic. I don't want to use pairs of 90s.

I could use a standard 45 and a street 45 which would create a funny offset, but I would really prefer single fittings. I also don't want to use soft tubing.

Any advice is welcome.
You could bend soft copper. Itd be 7/8" refer copper. Then you could also swage a coupling in both ends.
 

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Run PEX that's what they all do now except a few of us looks sleazy but cheap and easy!
 

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Never seen any. With a spring bender aneal the tubing where the bend will be since a swing joint is out.
Would it be feasible to bend a 45 degree elbow into a 30 or 60? If you anneal the elbow between the solder cups to soften it, is there a way to restore hardness after bending?

Cheers, Wayne
 

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as far as I know its not code to bend fittings or to anneal copper and bend . Just what I've heard but never really checked into whether these type modifications are legal. annealing type l and bending it should be just like soft copper but again I don't know that either. but I've done it prefer not to advise people to do this but it works if you don't care . Or ask your inspector or the CDA about it
 

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as far as I know its not code to bend fittings or to aneal copper and bend . Just what Ive heard but never really checked into whether these type modifications are legal. annealing type l and bending it should be just like soft copper but again I dont know that either. but Ive done it prefer not to advise people to do this but it works if you dont care . Or ask your inspector or the CDA about it
It's code to bend pipe. It's described in the code. You just can't dent or otherwise deform the pipe. It was the main way to hook up fixtures back in the day.
 

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Would it be feasible to bend a 45 degree elbow into a 30 or 60? If you anneal the elbow between the solder cups to soften it, is there a way to restore hardness after bending?

Cheers, Wayne
There's no way to reharden annealed copper. Fittings are routinely bent when brazing. It's a viable plan but there's no reason to re-harden them.
 

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PEX is most economical solution but if you want to stay with copper you could use those approx 1 foot long copper corrugated flex connectors that you sweat on.
 

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It's code to bend pipe. It's described in the code. You just can't dent or otherwise deform the pipe. It was the main way to hook up fixtures back in the day.
I never knew that it was legal to anneal and bend. there's the solution !
 

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1. You may be able to get some 3/4 K or L soft copper pipe. Bend it as needed.

2. Two 45s in series can make pretty much any angle.
 

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I was at Home Depot today, he's just messing with you, there is no such thing as a 60 degree 3/4" copper fitting.
They do make a 60 degree 1-1/2" DWV fitting for drains.
 
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