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how hard is it to do this? is it very safe? is there a certail type ov pvc i need to use?
 

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it relative easy....
BUT you will have to be carefull or you will reuin the pvc....
and you will have to sand it and paint it to make it look better....

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burning PVC is extremely toxic as well, so uhh, don't breathe when you do this.
 

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what color torch do i use? what do i use to shape it? not my hand i assume.
 

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how is "what color torch..."?
you need the propane (i think is propane) tourch...
it is use on plubming....

you can use a round shaped object to make it curve...

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for onew dont use PVC. it is way to thin and will not form a nice bend. i would use ABS piping which is 4x as thick and will take much more heat. when u heat it to bend it your gonna wannt heat a much larger section of the pipe to get a uniform bend. try a 5 gallon pail or a small tree. you dont want to make too sharp of a bend either. hope that helps.
 

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the color bottle i meant.
 

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Also, you will be losing performance with pvc pipe.
On intake tubing, the 3" diameter is measured from the inside of the pipe. On pvc and other pluming pipes, the diameters are measured from one outside of the pipe to the other. So in between those 3 inches, you have about a 1/4" - 1/2" of the tube, so you will not have a 3" diameter with pvc.
 

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dont think a heat gun gets hot enough, this is a bad idea all around, PVC wont stand engine temps and will become misshapen from the heat, there are other kinds of plumbing pipe that will work but still i would rather get bent metal, or pre cast plastic
 
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