First Time Coiling of Copper Tubing.

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Introduction: First Time Coiling of Copper Tubing.

About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who tracked down the cause of my lost publications and fixed the issue. Take a bow Sam!

This is how I went about to quickly make a coil of copper tubing. This 1/4 inch tubing is left over material from air conditioning units.

Step 1: Something to Roll On.

I used this pvc pipe to support the tubing while I got my Roll on.

Step 2: Rolling It.

Starting with an end held it firmly To the pvc pipe and gently wrapped it in a coil. I kept firm pressure pulling away from the pvc to ensure kink free coils.

Once done I used my tubing cutter to free the end.

Step 3: The Finished Coil.

Sliding the new coil out of the pvc pipe, here is my first ever hand rolled copper tubing coil.

I lesson I learnt is that the bigger the diameter of pvc pipe used the better the results as in zero chance of kinks. Typically at least 10 to 1 ratio of diameters for pvc pipe to copper tubing.

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    To prevent copper tubing from kinking. Fill the tubing with water and freeze it.

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    I prefer sand for large tubing, or low-temp alloy (i.e. Woods Metal) for small diameter tubing.