How To Cut Plumbing Pipes And Tubing – This Old House


This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shares tips for cutting virtually any plumbing pipe. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Cut Plumbing Pipes and Tubing:
– copper tubing
– steel pipe
– PVC plastic pipe
– PEX tubing
– cast-iron pipe

Tools for How to Cut Plumbing Pipes and Tubing:
– tubing cutter, used to cut plastic pipe
– steel-pipe tubing cutter, for cutting steel pipe
– PVC pipe handsaw, used to cut plastic pipe
– ratcheting PVC cutter, used to cut plastic pipe
– ratcheting PEX cutter, used to cut PEX tubing
– ratcheting cast-iron pipe cutter, used to cut cast-iron pipe
– drill with PVC drill-blade, for cutting plastic pipe below floors

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