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Cutting pipe close to wall

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by timbim, 29 Jun 2014.

  1. timbim

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    I've got some 15mm copper pipe fitted very close to the wall (15mm clearance). I want to cut it leaving a clean enough cut for a push-fit connector. There are pipes directly below, so a hacksaw won't be an option. At one end of the stretch is a compression fitting (at the stop-cock), at the other is a very complicated arrangement of soldered tees and elbows. Slightly to that side of the place I want to cut is a pipe passing close over the top of the pipe in question, meaning that even if I disconnect at the stop-cock, it probably won't pivot out far enough to admit a pipe cutter between the pipe and the wall.

    Any intelligent suggestions as to how to cut this?
     
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    Monument 15pc.
     
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    Chisel a small channel in the wall so you have access
     
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    Most copper pipes will bend about 15 mm in 1m without any problem.
     
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    In the old days we didn't have pipe slices, close cuts were done by putting the blade of a junior hacksaw behind the pipe with teeth facing you, then fit back into saw and cut towards you...... Seemples
     
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