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Cutting Soil Pipe in Confined Space

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by neljan, 9 Jan 2020.

  1. neljan

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    Hello

    I read in another, very old thread (with similar title) that you can cut a soil pipe in a confined space with a nylon string but I'm worried that the cut might not be perfectly straight (the cut I need to make is not at eye level).

    Does it matter if the cut is not perfectly straight?

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    Glenn
     
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    No, slight variation will be ok, but you want as much pipe inside the joint, (i.e. past the seal), as possible.
     
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    Thanks Hugh.

    Whilst we're on that subject, how much of the pipe does/should go into the joint? I had a look at some guides but none of them state this (I would've thought it useful when measuring cuts!?) or is there no 'lip' inside the joints?
     
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    It varies by manufacturer

    There is a stop inside most fittings with the exception of slip couplings

    It worth considering that the cut end will need to be chamfered to allow a fitting to be installed - vital if you're using pushfit
     
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    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    Something I use for exactly that purpose, it's called a wire saw -

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