I would just remove the fitting....replace it and go on. Ive never
heard of a tool that will accurately drill out pieces of old pvc pipe
from a fitting....It would be expensive as it would have to be able to
remove the pipe pieces without scaring the inside wall/mating surface
of the fitting
They make one for DWV, or at least they used to. I haven't seen one in
years. It makes a sloppy hole, but since DWV does not need to hold
pressure, it works OK. It is used for removing pipe from a fitting
encased in concrete. It takes a long time for the new joint to set up
because of the sloppy fit.
Never saw one for pressure pipe.
On 12 Dec 2005 03:22:37 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I should have specified the situation. It's an electrical PCV pipe.
It comes out of the ground to a plastic outdoor box. Then more pipe
extends up the pole to another fixture. It snapped off on the top of
the box. Yes, I could rip the whole thing out, but with the ground
being frozen and the pipe right against the pole, I could risk
breaking the pipe at ground level and only make matters worse. Cold
pvc is real stiff and thats probably why it snapped off. Anyhow,
there is no water pressure, I just need to cleanout the busted stub
and glue in a new piece of pipe. If the hole is sloppy, a little
epoxy will fill the gap and prevent any rain from getting in.
I have never heard of a tool for electrical pvc pipe, but have for
plumbing. The pipe itself is pretty much the same thing.
I know one thing, I will not use those pvc boxes again. From now on I
will use the old metal ones and just glue threaded ends on the PVC
pipe. At least there is something that can be unscrewed.
I am considering using a dreml tool with a small grinder, but would
still like to find out what those tools are called.
replying to cornytheclown, inexpensive fixer wrote:
check youtube, heat a piece of metal, whole saw or whatever -really hot, insert
( make sure the metal fits snugly inside pvc before heating) HOLDING WITH VICE
GRIPS insert the heated metal into the pvc wait around 30 sec, take a screw
driver and poke at the inside piece to see if it is pliable, if so remove metal,
if not leave in a while longer, IMMEDIATELY slide screwdriver between the two
pieces of pvc and separate. grab edge with pliers and twist melty pvc, out.
Pasco makes one. Here is a source:
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
I have seen tool (really a try a saw bit for a drill)
I bought one off of ebay to make a pvc pipe recessed enough
for a toilet flange. Its basically a little saw blade attached to a
metal pipe and that goes into a drill. fire up the drill and your
sawing happily into the pipe where no hacksaw can go.
I had a tool like that for repairing sprinkler systems. It was very
much like an "Easy-Out" screw remover, but larger to fit the plastic
pipes and with a longer, T-shaped handle.
The sprinklers I was working on had 3/4 plastic pipe with a Tee adapter
whereever you wanted a sprinkler head. The Tee adapter had 3/4 glue-on
couplings on each side and a 1/2 screw connector on the side. You then
screwed a 1/2 nipple into the screw connector. These nipples tended to
get broken by lawn mowers, and the remover tool allowed them to be
removed without damageing the tee.
Rich Greenberg Marietta, GA, USA richgr atsign panix.com + 1 770 321 6507
Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM\'er since CP-67
Wow, I didn't know they made several varieties of these.
Now to figure out which work the best and are not too costly.
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 21:04:00 -0700, "Casino Knight"
replying to maradcliff, David N wrote:
I was just googling for the same thing and found a few that don't look terribly
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