REPAIR PITOT-STATIC AND SIDESLIP TUBING
There is no repair for corrugated
tubing. Replace entire length (Task
REPAIR OF MINOR KINKS
Adjust heat control and heat gun and apply heat
(250º to 300ºF) to kinked area (1). Hold heat gun
(2) 9 to 12 inches from tubing (3) until tubing
becomes soft and workable.
Remove heat source. Apply pressure gently on
the tube (3) 90º to the kink (1). Reshape the tube
using smooth broad nose pliers (4).
Reapply heat to damaged area. Using pliers (4),
gently stroke tube (3) starting 2 inches above
kink (1) and continue to 2 inches below kink to
remove bulge. Repeat at several places around
outside diameter of tube as it cools.