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wibass 06-12-2007 10:45 PM

How to cut a 20 year old soil pipe
 
Does anyone have any experience in cutting a 20 year old hub type soil pipe9 cast iron) to do a repair. This pipe is below grade in a house built in the early 1980's. I've been told to use a chain type cutter but it might crack the pipe? I cannot get down there with a grinder but I can with a sawzall but I don't know what bale to use? Thanks

That one Guy 06-12-2007 11:24 PM

Score the the pipe with the cutter. Snug the chain down around the pipe and turn it back and forth. Snug alittle more then snap.

Tankless Man 06-13-2007 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by wibass (Post 48853)
Does anyone have any experience in cutting a 20 year old hub type soil pipe9 cast iron) to do a repair. This pipe is below grade in a house built in the early 1980's. I've been told to use a chain type cutter but it might crack the pipe? I cannot get down there with a grinder but I can with a sawzall but I don't know what bale to use? Thanks

Carbide grit blade. Cut the pipe, not the fitting. If you cut into the fitting, it will take you all day and a lot of blades. 4" cast, I can cut it in about a minute or so. Chain cutter (aka snap cutter) works well too.

bigMikeB 06-21-2007 05:10 PM

Lennox also make an 8" blade for cutting cast iron which lasts longer than the carbide ones.


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