How to Cut CPVC Pipes
Cutting CPVC pipes is not as difficult as what people think it is. Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride or CPVC pipes is produced using chlorinated polyvinyl chloride resin and uses hot and cold water pipe and industrial liquid handling. This material is commonly used for engineering purposes as it is low cost, can bear high glass and high heat transition temperature. Moreover, CVPC is also used for many industrial purposes where resistance to corrosive chemicals is desirable. The material is also commonly found in pumps, pipes, valves, filters, ducts, and linings. The article discusses the method for cutting CPVC pipes. The method involves using a professional cuter like hacksaw.
Step 1: Make Markings
Use a pencil to mark the length of the CPVC pipe that needs to be cut. Mark both the ends with a pencil.
Step 2: Use a Cutter
Use a simple ratchet-style cutter to cut the pipe. This is available at most hardware stores. Any cutter that cuts wood can be used for the purpose. Ensure the teeth are not too fine. Line up the pencil mark with the blade and cut on the edge of the mark. Alternatively, use a hacksaw.
Step 3: Using Sandpaper
Use a fine 120-grit sandpaper to remove any burrs and to smooth the surface. This will ensure all rough edges have become smooth.