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  • What's the quickest way to cut ductile iron soil pipe?

    Hello, I have been cutting this ductile iron soil pipe for awhile now and I am getting absolutely burned out. I bought the piping from someone on craigslist to sell to a metal yard so I am cutting the 20ft pipes into 3rds and loading it into my truck.

    However each cut on each pipe is taking me around 15 minutes to complete, so that's 30 minutes per pipe! I rented a ratcheting soil pipe cutter but the chain snapped and didn't hurt the pipe. I have been using an angle grinder with an abrasive cut-off disc. I am using a generator and 150v grinder.
    Thanks in advanced for any tips.

  • #2
    Re: What's the quickest way to cut ductile iron soil pipe?

    A set of torches will make quick work of it.

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    • #3
      Re: What's the quickest way to cut ductile iron soil pipe?

      We use a concrete saw
      No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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      • #4
        Sledge hammer?

        Break the pipes to pieces?
        I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
        It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
        "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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        • #5
          Re: What's the quickest way to cut ductile iron soil pipe?

          I thought of breaking the pipes with a sledge but it not as easy as it is with grey iron. Depending on how many pipes he has (sounds like he has many), he will be dead of a heart attack using a sledge hammer!

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          • #6
            Good exercise!

            Originally posted by Chemeng View Post
            I thought of breaking the pipes with a sledge but it not as easy as it is with grey iron. Depending on how many pipes he has (sounds like he has many), he will be dead of a heart attack using a sledge hammer!
            No need to do it all at once.
            Just enough for a good workout. Then more again, later.
            I always do things the hard way.
            I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
            It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
            "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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