close quarters pipe cutting


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Old 12-18-05, 07:09 AM
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close quarters pipe cutting

I have 2 pipes that are very close to drywall. These are feeds for a pedastal sink.

I placed my mini-pipe cutter on the pipe, and there is not enough clearance to cut them off.

What other alternatives do I have to cut these off and have the pipes in good shape to sweat on shut-offs?

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Old 12-18-05, 07:34 AM
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Cutting pipe

Do you have valves at that point? Are they sweat or compression? I assume not. In order to sweat a joint with 1/2 in. tube you will need a bare minimum of 5/8 in. In order to cut it when your tubing cutters won't work is to take a hack-saw blade with the teeth facing you and cut on the pull stroke, take it slow, clean up the stub and you should be go to go. Wrap the end of the blade with tape or wear gloves. Luck.
 
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Old 12-18-05, 07:51 AM
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just about to buy valves

Thanks for the tip.

I was going to run and get valves.

I measured and I have 3/4" of space between the walls and the pipe.

I was going to get sweat, shoud I go compression instead?

I have a small torch with a small tip that I use for sweat. I think there is enough room.

more thoughts?

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Old 12-19-05, 09:19 AM
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Buy hack saw blades with fine teeth, 32 teeth per inch is good.

I have a plastic handle with a set screw in it, just slide the blade in and tighten the screw to hold it. Much easier cutting with 4 or 5 inches of blade sticking out. Like Shacko said, cut pulling towards you, slowly.
 
 

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