PVC cut flush on backflow, need removed

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mcw615, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    running the 2" backwards seems to help me, i'm pushing with my palm rather than pulling with my fingers :)
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you guys using for ratchet cutters these days? I no longer see the Victor cutters at the suppliers.
  3. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    I do that as well, but when your in a ditch it is hard. Easy when working on the tailgate.

    Also I only do one "click" on the ratchet cutter before I start another cut. If I run two "clicks" its tougher.

    I currently use apollo for small stuff and plumb pro pirana for larger. The plumb pro are kinda junky.
  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have four Victors in varying degrees of sharpness. My favorite though was the MCC. I still have their 3/4 in. cutters and the blades last forever. Lost the 1 inch a while back. They also made a nice corner wrench and a foot vise.

    I think I started a thread about MCC a while back... they were made in Japan.
  5. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    I use the cordless sawzall for anything over 1". Guess I'm just lazy.
  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i prolly work off the tailgate as often as you do, the hard time for me is the winter and i use a heater to keep from breaking the pipe (heat the blade) i also rotate the cutter to score the pipe like the instructions say to do.

    all that i have are victor cutters, about 10-15 pair 1" and 2", i use a hand saw and a miter box for larger than 2"
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Multiple peices I use a cordless sawzall . 1 or 2 cuts new poly cutters work just fine.
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i observed a lot of different methods and spplications when i was plumbing swimming pools on blanket contracts, some good and some not so.
    i never saw anyone use a sawzall and make a square cut, the cutters don't even cut square most of the time, when making bulk nipple cuts, 3"-6"-9"-12" i used a chop saw with a plywood blade.
    i could make these in the shade at the shop on the ranch every sunday and put them in separate bins for use that week, that and pre-assembling skimmers and autofills with standard nipples and stubouts helped me greatly.
    making a square cut, cleaning and dry fitting, and the proper use of primer and glue, tape and silicone helped me not to have callbacks, i plumbed almost 300 pools in three seasons for one company with only 1 or 2 callbacks.

    BTW, a competing company one year had zero problems with inspections and leaks while using wet/dry with no primer and using a sawzall with no regards for straight cuts, go figure :confused:

    i've also wondered why a company like rigid hasn't made a cordless pipe saw with a circular pvc blade and changeable heads from 1" to 3".
  10. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do all the time. Use a decent straight blade and go slow.

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