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Old 10-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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What does "Cut a pipe square" mean?


I'm still puttering with replacing my bathroom sink, and while I know there are many different opinons on products like Shark Bite - their instructions say to cut the pipe square.

What does that mean?

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What does "Cut a pipe square" mean?


The cut should be made a right angle to the pipe, rather than at an angle.

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What does "Cut a pipe square" mean?


It means to make the cut at a right angle to the sides of the pipe. Imagine if you have to thread the end after you cut it. If there's any angle to the cut, you'll have a very hard time with it.

Remember that there are two axes you need to be straight on.
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What does "Cut a pipe square" mean?


In machining, square is 90*. Not 89.5*, or 90.2*. Hope this helps.
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What does "Cut a pipe square" mean?


Thank you for your quick responses! Your descriptions made much more sense to me.
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