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wittoner

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:00 pm Reply with quote

Best way to remove an olive without damaging the copper pipe ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:00 pm Reply with quote

junior hacksaw
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:02 pm Reply with quote

Freeze the joint, seen loads lately icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:09 pm Reply with quote

junior hacksaw cheapest
oliver remover the best
i use a junior
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Happyplumber

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:20 pm Reply with quote

olive cutter for the pro's

a hacksaw blade for any size olive and any awkward place ,I always use proper hacksaw blade cant be doing with junior hacksaw icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:56 pm Reply with quote

I've used side cutters before icon_lol.gif If your careful it does just a good job as a hacksaw...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:56 pm Reply with quote

Use a junior hacksaw.

However you might find it keeps slipping. The way to avoid it slipping is grip the area around the olive with pliers. Let the hacksaw glide next to the pliers, using the pliers as a guide. Once you have cut about halfway through the olive, using a thin 5 or 5.5. mm flat head screwdriver, push it into the grove you have just cut, and twist. It will snap the olive and easily remove it.

good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:01 am Reply with quote

IronNaz wrote:
Use a junior hacksaw.

However you might find it keeps slipping. The way to avoid it slipping is grip the area around the olive with pliers. Let the hacksaw glide next to the pliers, using the pliers as a guide. Once you have cut about halfway through the olive, using a thin 5 or 5.5. mm flat head screwdriver, push it into the grove you have just cut, and twist. It will snap the olive and easily remove it.

good luck.


yes ,great description Naz. icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:04 am Reply with quote

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+Tools/Plumbers+Tools/Monument+Olive+Removing+Tool+22mm/d10/sd210/p93155
thats the best thing imo. Other than that you can some times ease it off with a pair of grips(don't squeeze it) or hacksaw it as others have said, to save damaging the pipe, just before you saw through put a small flat blade driver in the cut and twist it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:13 am Reply with quote

junior hacksaw, and when impression is made use a thin flat screwdriver to burst it open to prevent any scraping on copper pipe with hacksaw.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:22 am Reply with quote

just to Add when youv scored the olive with the hacksaw blade the use a thin screwdriver to splice it open , got it icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:29 am Reply with quote

The best way to remove it is to tease it off with a pair of water pump pliers!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:44 pm Reply with quote

you can also nick it with a mini-cutting disk tool like a Dremel
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:35 pm Reply with quote

Easier if you cut it at 45 (approx icon_wink.gif ) degrees. Is there a degrees sign on a computer ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:08 pm Reply with quote

Is staring at keyboard now gigz..........
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