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Ratcheting cutter created small non-square break in PVC pipe? Still ok to glue?

Ratcheting cutter created small non-square break in PVC pipe? Still ok to glue?


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Old 01-21-19, 08:50 AM
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Ratcheting cutter created small non-square break in PVC pipe? Still ok to glue?

I am working on a PVC vent line. I had a very tight space to accomplish a decent cut in a PVC pipe to glue in a PVC fitting. I messed up slightly. The ratcheting cutter that I was using cut the end of the pipe so that now it is not perfectly square and there is also a small break/chip at the end of the pipe.

The pipe still inserts into the fitting so that you cant see the non-square chipped end of the pipe. However, instead of the pipe being able to fully insert 3/4 into the fitting, the non-square chipped end only inserts about 1/2 into the fitting. It is going to be a colossal pain in the ass to redo this because I would have to do some minor framing to start over just to get a good PVC cut.

Soooo, I was just wondering. Am I ok to just glue the non-square chipped end of the PVC pipe into the fitting? While I would like to have a full 3/4 insertion into the fitting, is 1/2 insertion adequate for a vent line?
 
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Old 01-21-19, 08:52 AM
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It's vent line. I think you'll be OK.
 
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Old 01-21-19, 10:15 AM
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If you have enough room to re cut the pipe, warm the pipe with a heat gun or hairdryer before making another cut. PVC loves to crack when it's cool or cold with those cutters.
 
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Old 01-22-19, 05:19 AM
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Even with non-square and chipped end, the pipe should still insert 3/4 with the joining piece ?at some place on the circumference of the pipe. Where are you measuring 1/2 inch? Can you try squaring the end of the pipe using a hack saw blade or rotary tool with a cut-off blade?
 
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Old 01-22-19, 08:48 AM
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If the chip will be buried well inside the fitting I wouldn't worry about it. Just glue everything together and get on with the project.
 
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Old 01-24-19, 10:41 AM
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Thanks everybody. Im just going to leave the small broken chipped out piece and move on with the glue.

BTW, Ron53! Awesome advice about heating up the PVC pipe for an easier chip-free cut. I did two test pieces, one piece I cut was heated up with a hair dryer. The other test piece I cut with no heat. The ratcheting cutter easily cut through the heated up piece of pipe way way more easily. The non-heated piece of pipe made another tiny little break.
 
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It's a vent. No worries. Use a PVC cleaner before you glue
 
 

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