Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by wittoner, 13 Jan 2010.
Best way to remove an olive without damaging the copper pipe ?
Freeze the joint, seen loads lately
junior hacksaw cheapest
oliver remover the best
i use a junior
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
I've used side cutters before If your careful it does just a good job as a hacksaw...
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.
yes ,great description Naz.
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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.
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.
just to Add when youv scored the olive with the hacksaw blade the use a thin screwdriver to splice it open , got it
The best way to remove it is to tease it off with a pair of water pump pliers!
you can also nick it with a mini-cutting disk tool like a Dremel
Easier if you cut it at 45 (approx ) degrees. Is there a degrees sign on a computer ?
Is staring at keyboard now gigz..........
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