soiol pipe


Postby tony636 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:43 pm

hello guys please can anyone tell me the best way of cutting a cast iron soil pipe. if poss the cheapest thanks a lot.
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:21 pm

Cheapest - buy a few hacksaw blades. Wont take too long 30 mins or so
Quickest - angle grinder

if you have the time and energy use the hacksaw - if you hit a weak spot in the pipe with the angle grinder it can shatter, and may end up being a bigger job - less likely to happen with a hacksaw.

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Postby tony636 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:43 pm

thanks a lot for the reply
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Postby plumbbob » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:14 pm

Htg says [quote]Wont take too long 30 mins or so [/quote]

Good heavens Htg. What do you use a junior hacksaw?? Lol.

Decent hacksaw with 24tpi, and 5 mins activity - Job done.

I always use a hacksaw, I don't like being liberally sprayed with the contents of the pipe!!!!
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:15 pm

Using just a hacksaw blade (no saw handle) takes 30 mins.

Only kiddin, I'm a time served plumber but don't do much with toilets now - like to stay clean.

Been a few years since I cut a cast iron soil pipe - I read another post saying it took them 30 mins I couldn't remember it ever taking that long but I just relayed that info to tony636.

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