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Old 09-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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I plan to cut the water pipes to the washer in my house because I have two new cats that could possibly damage the pipes. The cat in the picture has went from 5 lbs to 8 lbs in about 5 weeks and can jump pretty high and so can his sister. Better to go to laundry mat I have decided.

To do this I have go into the crawlspace and cut the pipes. I could let plumber do this but I may be able to do this myself. Seems easy enough. Have been looking at a few youtube videos and googled the topic. Cold water is PVC and hot water is CPVC. So basically turn the water off, cut the pipe, and then I need to glue pipe with a fitting at the end of pipe where I will cut the pipe with a tool that cuts pipe or use a hacksaw. I was wondering do I need to chamfer the pipe ??? Is that necessary ??? Would like to do this myself. So next few days will decide to call plumber or do this myself.
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I don't have cats so forgive me for my dumb question. How are your cats going to damage your pipes? Gnawing on them?

How about some spicy stuff like cayenne pepper near the pipes?

Lastly, what are you going to replace it with?
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This has to be a joke. That's one of the sillyest things I've ever heard of.
Unless you hanging cat toys from the pipes or rubbing cat nip on them, cats could care less about your pipes.
If you have old style rubber hoses replace them with stainless steel braded ones.
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New one on me too but cats can and do get themselves into trouble.

If by pipes. you mean the flex hoses connecting the washer to the house

piping, I'd spring for a high end set of braided ss covered ones. Let' see the

cats chew through them.
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Look, we've got 2 cats, pretty rambunctious, and yes they can jump pretty high too. But I've never given a moments thought to either of them damaging any of the washing machines water supplies.
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here is one idea on what to do with kitty
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box them in or cut the back lenght of PVC pipe and cover them with that
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I agree... has to be a joke..makes no sense...
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This entire thread is some kind of joke.
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If the cat chews a hole in the pipe, throw the feline into the dryer
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I love cats, I just can't eat a whole one



oops it appears I was wrong.
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Close the door going into the laundry room??
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Are your 2 cats Bengala tigers? Better replace your water pipes with black iron, and you'll be fine, and can still do you laundry at home. :-)
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