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AntiChrist Superstar
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That is useful information Jaybo, I made my Santa Jack Skellington out of pvc last year, I think I used that on him instead of elbows. I will keep it in mind for future props.
 

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Lord of the Cemetery
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The heat gun that I use has 3 heat settings. On it's highest setting it will burn wood easily.
For this application, I would suggest using the heat gun on it's lowest setting. Although it will take longer, you want to just soften the PVC not melt it.
Also, as the tutorial says...leave the PVC on the former while it returns to room temperature.
PVC, like vinyl seems to have a "memory" and will try to return to it's original shape if removed from the former too soon.
 

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A torch can be used for the same effect. Just be careful not to burn the pipe. Also keep a wet
cloth to cool an help shape the pipe with
 

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Blaberus craniifer
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The sand is a great idea for keeping the pvc form kinking or collapsing. Very useful. Thanks for posting.
 
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