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Old 12-21-2017, 08:27 PM   #1
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I need to cut a pvc 2 pipe internally. I picked up the Home Depot 1 1/4 internal pvc cutter. It hooks up to a drill.

How can I set a depth gauge and cut it straight all around?

Is there a better tool for the job? A 2 cutter could probably do a better job im guessing. Willing to spend the money.

Any tips on how to get this right the first time?

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Assuming you purchased this cutter.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Inte...7516/204277491

That is not a 1 1/4" cutter. It is an internal cutter for pipe from 1 1/4 to 10".

Of course you determine how much pipe you cut off by how far you stick it down the pipe. There is no guide or depth gauge. You simply hold your drill at the same place. The blade will tend to guide itself so your cut will be reasonably straight.

I once cut some 4" pipe with a Dremel cutter wheel chucked in my drill. I did that because I was away from home and the local Lowe's didn't have a internal pipe cutter. Of course the Dremel cutter was much smaller and the shank was much shorter. I made several cuts removing about 3" of pipe at a time. I let the drill chuck ride on the end of the pipe as a depth guide. Actually made petty good cuts.

That was with the small Dremel cutter. The larger the cutter wheel the more it will tend to guide itself straight.

If you want to cut off more pipe than the length of the cutter shank you could use a drill bit extension. If you were to wrap the cutter shank with a piece of tape and keep that even with the end of the pipe you will get a pretty good cut.
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Hold the drill firmly and facing down, cut in a clockwise motion with the drill in forward. No need to run it WAO, as a slow speed will cut just as well and with more control.
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Yup HK I got the hdx cutter. Little nervous about the cut as its my first one and I really have one shot to get it right.

I ordered this thing. Looks fool proof.

https://www.toolfetch.com/wheeler-re...UaAoGSEALw_wcB


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Yup HK I got the hdx cutter. Little nervous about the cut as its my first one and I really have one shot to get it right.

I ordered this thing. Looks fool proof.

https://www.toolfetch.com/wheeler-re...UaAoGSEALw_wcB


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Jake..... Just curious...

Why does your cut have to be so precise.....??
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Why does your cut have to be so precise.....??

I havent worked much with PVC so Im not that familiar with it.

My fear is a non-straight cut on the pipe when joined with a coupling could lead to a leaky joint.

Whats my margin of error off a flat cut?








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Heres the whole story on why I need an internal pvc cutter.....


I installed a schluter Kerdi linear drain a couple of days ago and I have a problem.

My drainage riser and trap are 2 pvc. I have no access to the plumbing from below so I have to mortar the linear drain to the subfloor and glue the riser below and the stub connected to the linear drain in one shot.


I attached the stub of pvc to the linear drain with the appropriate coupling. To calculate the stub length, I measured the distance between the top of the subfloor and the stop in the coupling attached to the riser. From that number I subtracted the length of the drain outlet on the linear drain sticking into the drain whole and added 1/8 for mortar.

This number should be my pvc stub length.

I attached the drain as described above and held the drain down for 30 seconds to make sure the pvc firmly bonds. I did feel the pvc pushback against my downward pressure but I held it down and I thought it connected fine. I have 3 pipe clamps holding the trap in place so it really cannot move down on me.

After I installed my linear shower tray, I noticed the drain was sticking up near the drain outlet. Its sticking up about 3/8. I think The Stub length of pvc pipe is too long or something else went wrong.

Im going to use an internal pvc cutter to remove the linear drain and try this again. But I want to know what went wrong.

Here are my guesses of where I messed up:

1. 1/8 thick mortar was over estimated.
2. The pvc pushed back when gluing and created additional length causing the drain to not sit flush.
When gluing pvc, it should be held down longer than 30 seconds. Ive heard it moves even after 1 minute.
3. I over calculated something else

Any thoughts on where I went wrong?

When gluing 2 pvc pipe to a coupling do I need to get the pipe the entire 3/4 way into the coupling? Is there a margin of error here. That could help me make sure I dont mess up again.

Ive attached some pics so people know what Im talking about when referring to a linear drain.







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I get cutting assembly loose with inside cutter but won't you have to cut out existing pvc coupling - or is there space for a second coupling into riser?

so maybe I'm missing something & just so I understand, you have the linear drain assembly connected to a pvc stub with a rubber (no hub or fernco) coupling (Shown in picture); then below this transition connection you have glued that pvc stub into a pvc coupling? & This PVC coupling was added to the riser above the trap? & all connections below the linear drain are blind/concealed?

so what was the total length of pvc pipe stub?

assuming there is no crawl access; Is this a slab floor & or is there a ceiling/finished space below this floor?
Did you install a new trap also or was this trap existing?
if new trap was installed did you cut out/remove old trap?
Please elaborate on 3 pipe clamps holding trap in place so it really cant move down?

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