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i have both the 3'' and the 4'' capital internal cutter.
if the guys don't have big arms / forearms, they will when they finish
it works much easier with some wd40 on the wheels.
the great thing is, once you set the depth, it doesn't need to be adjusted again. you're setting it 1/4'' higher than the finish floor, correct
the problem with a grinder is the cuttings/ fines/ sawdust
nothing like cast iron dust all over the place and a little bit of water. you will be buying floors if they are finished floors. not to mention lungs
the cutters do a good job, but as dog noted, why not prefab them to the proper height in advance? sure the cutter will cut them to the exact finish height, but the time and muscle involved is tremendous. figure on at least 3 minutes each going room to room. i can't picture more than 100 a day as the guys arms will be burning
good luck. let the apprentice who wants a gym membership use them.
I always leave my risers higher, for the fact that I don't want to make any mistakes, I also wrap foam wrap around the riser so the flooring guy won't floor right up to my stubby.
I have been dissapointed in the crap that I have purchased to cut the ABS to exact height, I purchased something new today, we'll see how it works.
I agree on the grinder, I had to cut some cast down in a bath, it was really fun and messy, you could tell where the screws were put in the wall to hold the drywall, there was cast dust on all the heads.
Something magnetic happened.
All in all, I like the comfort of having a high closet bend, but hate to go back and lower it later.
Although it's been many years since I was trained in cast iron, I was taught to break the pipe down to the flange with a crescent wrench. A little judicious use of a small ball peen hammer to make it neat helped, too. In discussions with older plumbers, I was sometimes asked if I cut my cast iron pipe with a hammer and chisel, but no, the companies I worked for could afford a cast iron snapper.
I still use a crescent wrench to trim a piece of cast that didn't cut cleanly. Am I the only one?