I want a tool to cut a 4 inch clay sewer pipe?

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  • I want a tool to cut a 4 inch clay sewer pipe?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 08:34
Clay pipes are very easy to break apart. Scribe the cut line very deep all the way around it twice about an inch or 2 apart, hammer and a brick chisel on the side that you are removing should with care give a section you can remove and then trim back to the other cut line. A reciprocating saw with a very rough blade should work also. The problem I foresee is that the pipe will shatter very easily. It is just Terra cota which is really fragile.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 08:34
Yes, a sawzall with a fine to med tooth blade will work. I have even used my circular saw with a $2 carbide cut off wheel which works really fast and even works good for cast iron.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 08:34
Yes, sawzal is the way to go.
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 09:00
use an angle grinder with a masonary wheel, no saws-all,
Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 15:40
An angle-grinder with a masonry disc will do fine - I'm doing it for a living.
Answer #6 | 19/12 2013 09:41
if you cannot get a good even cut=off then it is probably best that you use PVC pipe and seal around the two [ PVC and clay ] pipes with a cement "patch" compound that comes in a can [ from the hardware giants ] and leave that open for a few days to dry & harden ..... clay tile/terracotta pipe is really old school and a complete line using PVC schedule 49 pipe will last many years and make the best seal ..............

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