Cutting Pipe

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Old 09-30-02, 06:16 PM
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Cutting Pipe

I have the remains of what I believe is an old steam heating system in my 80+ year old house. There is a U section of pipe running the length of the basement I want to remove.

The pipe is 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch think. I've estimated I'll need to make approximately 8-10 cuts to remove. The pipe has cuts where the boiler was taken out and the cut is freakishly uniform as if done with a standard pipe cutter

What's the best way to cut through the pipe and am I going to go through a lot of blades?

Thanks!

Pauly
 
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Old 09-30-02, 06:48 PM
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Use a sawsall and one blade.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 06:50 PM
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If there's room to maneuver, a reciprocating saw with a good metal-cutting blade should make short work of it.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 06:50 PM
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Great minds think alike, Plumber!
 
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Old 09-30-02, 08:48 PM
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Dang! This is probably my 6th or 7th posting and I've yet to been told to use a BOBCAT!!!!!!
 
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LOL

Now you said nothing about tearing down the house, if you did then maybe we would have mentioned a BobCat.
 
 

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