How to Cut Terra Cotta Pipie

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Old 08-27-12, 03:11 AM
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How to Cut Terra Cotta Pipie

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We have an 80-year old house and the gutter system empties into burried terra cotta pipe that empties into the street. Does anyone have a method for cutting the terra cotta pipe? Any method I've tried just shatters the pipe.
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Old 08-27-12, 08:33 AM
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You can use a chain cutter or snapper but if the pipe is not intact where you want to cut you may damage it further.

If that is the case I often use a grinder with a diamond wheel. Makes a nice clean cut if you take your time.

Please wear safety goggles and protective gloves and clothing. Also a dust mask helps. Ask me how I know....LOL
 
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Thank you for the advice.
 
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