chain cutter for 100mm clay drainage


Postby mortarboard » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:17 am

I need to cut an existing 100mm clay drainage pipe in the ground and have been offered a "chain cutter". Does anyone know if this will work on this type of pipe and how easy it is to make a cut with them?
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Postby Steve the gas » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:35 pm

Hi,
I would use a diamond blade for that.
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Postby Freeman » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:33 pm

Never used one, but I have used a 9" angle grinder fitted with a stone cutting blade in, to cut clay pipe.
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Postby htg engineer » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:06 pm

Angle grinder. Let the grinder do the cutting don't apply too much pressure or the pipe will break.

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Postby mortarboard » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:40 pm

Thanks everyone - went with the 9" grinder. Two clean cuts and a successfully re-routed drain:

There are some pictures of the project at http://www.tensquaremetres.com/drains/installation.html
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