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Should i use my pipe cutters on very thin or small metal piping?

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No, it will probably be easier and better overall to use a sharp pair of pruning shears. if you dont have any good shears, you can use pipecutters

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Is it worth me buying a pipe cutter or is it not something i'll ever get round to using?


If you plan to do any kind of plumbing work in your house i would strongly recommend that you invest in a pipe cutter. They give a much neater and easier finish than a saw but if you don't do much DIY and are more likely to call in a plumber than to do it yourself, don't bother spending the money.

Dec 26, 2013 | Cutter Tools

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How to Use a Pipe Cutter? Pipe cutters are really useful tools that can...


How to Use a Pipe Cutter?

Pipe cutters are really useful tools that can be used in the house to cut pipes that are made from metal or plastic. You could always try using a saw of some kind but pipe cutters will give you a much straighter edge.

Here are some basic instructions to help you successfully use a pipe cutter.

1. Decide exactly where on the pipe you would like to make a cut.
2. Loosen the handle on the pipe cutter and place it around the pipe.
3. Now tighten the cutter until the blade is in contact with the pipe.
4. Turn the pipe cutter a few turns around the pipe and it will score a line into the pipe.
5. Keep turning the pipe cutter around until you've cut the pipe off.
6. In order to create a nice straight edge inside the cut pipe you need to take the bottom blade out of the pipe cutter.
7. Place it into the cut end of the pipe and turn it around a few times until it's nice and smooth.

on Nov 21, 2013 | Cutter Tools

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What to do When Your Copper Piping Springs a Leak


One of the greatest improvements to come along for quite a while for the do it yourself market is a push type fitting that fits any CTS (copper tube size) tubing. It does not matter if the piping material is copper, cpvc, poly, pex, or whatever. Just so long as it is standard CTS size. These fittings come in many different forms, configurations, and name brands. A couple of the most common name brands would be Sharkbite, Tektite, Cash-Acme, and Watts. I have tried many of them and they do all work well, so do not be as concerned with the brands as the availability. In others words use whatever you can find quickly, it will probably work just fine.

Copper piping has been a great way to run the water lines in your home. But what do you do when the piping does not keep the water on the inside? The most common way a pipe will leak in copper piping is a “pin-hole” leak. This type of leak can be easily repaired very quickly and with some new innovations on the market today.

To repair a leak what you have to do is to identify the source of the leak. Sometimes it may be a very slow drizzle that can run along the pipe before dripping off of the pipe. Do not assume that where the water is dripping is the spot of the leak. Often times the leak will be a very fine spray. That can make it very difficult to identify exactly where the water is coming from. If you hold up a piece of paper or cardboard, and then watch where and how the water is hitting it, this will help you trace the spray back to the hole in the water pipe.

Another problem can be getting the pipe cut without crushing it. Copper piping that is leaking can often be so thin that it has very little structural integrity. A good sharp tubing cutter will help you to cut through the pipe with out crushing it. You need to be very patient and only crank the cutter closed a quarter turn at a time, so you do not crush the pipe as you cut it. A quarter turn of the knob on the cutter will be enough to slowly cut the pipe and not crush the pipe.

Make sure you have a good clean cut on both ends of the pipe, then carefully push the repair coupling onto one end of the pipe. Next, carefully get the other side of the pipe started into the coupling and then push them together firmly till they are seated into the coupling. This is a very simple process that will take you less time to do, then it will for you to find the fitting in the store and purchase the fitting.

Push repair fittings are a great item to have on hand “just in case”. The next time you go to the hardware or home center, look for them and grab a couple extra for that next time you may need to make that quick repair in your water lines.

on Dec 05, 2009 | Plumbing

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How much should a basic pipe cutter cost me?


Take a look at this amazon page that lists a selection of pipe cutters at a range of prices;
http://www.amazon.com/b?node=553180

Dec 26, 2013 | Cutter Tools

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Am i better off using a hacksaw or a pipe cutter to cut the metal pipe that runs through my garden?


Although pipecutters are generally seen as giving a much cleaner and better cut than hacksaws, they are a bit limited in what they are able to cut through. Hacksaws however can cut through all sizes of plastic and metal.

Dec 26, 2013 | Cutter Tools

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Copper Pipe Repair ? What to do When Your Copper Piping Springs a Leak


Copper piping is a great way to run the water lines in your home. But what do you do when the piping fails to keep the water on the inside? The most common form of leak in copper piping is a “pin-hole” leak. This type of leak can be repaired very quickly and easily with some new innovations on the market today.

The greatest thing to come along for quite a while for the do it yourself market is the push type fitting that fits any CTS (copper tube size) tubing. It does not matter if the piping is copper, cpvc, poly, pex, or whatever. Just so it is standard CTS size around. These fittings come in many forms, configurations, and name brands. A couple of the most common brands would be Sharkbite, Tektite, Cash-Acme, and Watts. I have tried them all and they do all work well, so do not be so concerned with the brands as the availability. In others words do not be afraid to use whatever you can find quickly, it will probably work just fine.

Now to repair a leak all you have to do is identify the source of the leak. Some times it may be a very slow drip that can run along the pipe for a space before dripping off of the pipe. Do not assume that the spot of the drip is the spot of the leak. Other times the leak will be a very fine spray that can make it very hard to identify exactly where it water is coming from. Hold up a piece of paper or cardboard and watch where and how the water is hitting it. That will help you trace the spray back to the hole in the pipe.

The next problem can be getting the pipe cut with out crushing it. Copper piping that is leaking often can be so thin that it has very little structural integrity left in it. With a good sharp tubing cutter you can cut through the pipe with out crushing it. Just be patient and only crank the cutter closed a little bit at a time, so you do not cave in the pipe as you cut it. A quarter turn of the knob on the cutter will be enough to cut the pipe and not crush the pipe.

Now after getting a good clean cut on both ends of the pipe just carefully push the repair coupling onto one end of the pipe. Then carefully get the other side of the pipe started into the coupling and push them together till they are seated into the coupling. All in all this is a very simple process that will take you less time then it will for you to find the fitting in a store and purchase the fitting.

The push repair fittings are a great thing to have on hand “just in case”. The next time you get to the hardware or home center, look them up and grab a couple for that next time you may need to make a quick repair in your water lines.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Plumbing

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What is a pipe cutter? What can I use it for?


A pipe cutter is a tool that plumbers use to cut pipes. It gives a much cleaner and better cut than saws.

Dec 26, 2013 | Cutter Tools

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I have a Milwaukee CP12 12V Pipe Cutter. How do I change the cutting wheel?


I don't own pipe cutter but I have band saw. Just so easy to replace its consumable parts. Check this link . Hope that helps.

Apr 27, 2013 | Saws

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Pipe cutter is crushing the asbestoes cement pipe


I think you are supposed to rotate the cutter around the pipe. If this is so then use a small amount of pressure and then rotate, repeat until pipe is cut.
The cutters could be blunt in which case they must be replaced.

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