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Old 09-16-2012, 11:41 PM   #16
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Jay, its just the first picture I found, you know, just to sorta give the general idea. Besides maybe the OP is like really, really strong, he does climb cities after all..
thumbs, according to jay, if you try to use and hold the one I posted up in the air, its both.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:30 AM   #17
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I use all the time one of those chain cutters like this one, but even bigger and heavier:

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/206-Soil...r/EN/index.htm

They are extremely handy, i bought a very old one on ebay for $120 I think some time ago, and is such a great tool to have.

Only one advice: when you cut any pipe, but specially when you cut anything over your head, DON'T FORGET SUPPORT it properly, I still remember the 1st time I used this tool, I was in the basement, I cut a 4' 4" cast iron pipe with a hub connected at the top to the flange of an old toilet (that I did already remove), then when I cut the pipe (it is literally a snap to cut any cast iron pipe, so easy!), and all that pipe and flange went down throught the subfloor (was an old 100 years old house) and hit me on the side of the head (luckily I was wearing my hat) and knock me off and I was a whole minute barely able to move after that. Nothing else happened to me, I was lucky. I had to patch the hole I did to the subfloor, and since then I'm very careful when I work with the iron pipe cutter. :-)
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Pirulo has completely recovered from the blow to the head, the daily commute from his home in Alberta to his job in Kansas doesn't bother him in the least. well, he does have a bit of a problem determining which toilet to work on, since all the bathrooms he's worked on since then have a matched pair, But when he reaches for a Stillson he seems to always pick up two, so it all works out.
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I've never been in Kansas, you should be confusing me with some other guy, but yes I live in Alberta. About the Stillsons, yes, normally use them by a pair, it makes working with iron pipe much easier About the iron pipe falling in your head, man those are so heavy that a subfloor can't support them. Have a great day.

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Pirulo has completely recovered from the blow to the head, the daily commute from his home in Alberta to his job in Kansas doesn't bother him in the least. well, he does have a bit of a problem determining which toilet to work on, since all the bathrooms he's worked on since then have a matched pair, But when he reaches for a Stillson he seems to always pick up two, so it all works out.
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I did not think it was a good idea to use a chain cutter on a hub when you want to use the pipe inside of it.
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