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    I got a call tonight at 3:40 pm from a customer which detoured me from seeing my newborn grandson for a while. Normally they're a good customer. (Timing is everything)

    Anyway, it turns out that the maintenance guys at this facility broke a fitting going into a 4x2 wye. Since I had a special wheeler drill bit designed to cut out the pipe from a hub (pipe hog) the repair was a piece of cake.

    Without the bit the alternative would have been to try and remove the pipe from the hub with a reasonable chance of destroying the hub on the 4x2 wye. Or simply replacing the 4x2 wye. Which I didn't have on the truck.

    After the repair I resumed my trek to visit my new grandson.
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    Time flies like an arrow.

    Fruit flies like a banana.

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    Re: drilling out a pvc hub

    Nice job...whats with the stub of pipe?

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    • #3
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      Nice! ..Those bits look good. I had a set of ram bits .The first time I used the 3" one it stripped out the bit where it bolts to the shank .. They suck..Maybe it was a bit of user error but anything that breaks the first time you use it you have to bash...just my .02
      ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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      • #4
        Re: drilling out a pvc hub

        Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
        Nice job...whats with the stub of pipe?
        The broken pipe is intended to drain a commercial washing machine. Apparently the people who operate the machine let things such as knives, spoons, forks, etc. get into the wash machine and they plug up the drain so the maintenance people want a Mission type connection there to aid in access. I ended up installing a mission coupling and a 2" trap with a union. It's back in operation for morning but the installation as it is isn't legal so I need to talk to management about that in the am. (They were already gone for the day). I really need to bust up the floor and install a good sized floor drain to provide an indirect connection to the DWV system.
        Time flies like an arrow.

        Fruit flies like a banana.

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        • #5
          Re: drilling out a pvc hub

          Clothes washer, dishwasher....What's the difference?

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          • #6
            Re: drilling out a pvc hub

            Originally posted by killavolt View Post
            Clothes washer, dishwasher....What's the difference?
            You really don't want to put dishes in the clotheswasher.The spin cycle can wreak havic.

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            • #7
              Re: drilling out a pvc hub

              Those bits are cool. I use them on kitchen remodels. The hack handyman cuts the pipe on the drain back to the hub, I use the bit and a new hub is born.

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              • #8
                Re: drilling out a pvc hub

                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                you really don't want to put dishes in the clotheswasher.the spin cycle can wreak havic.
                that explains all the egg yoke on his tie
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                  "Egg yoke on his tie"
                  That was a Patsy Cline top ten wasn't it.
                  Real tear jerker if I remember right.

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                  • #10
                    Re: drilling out a pvc hub

                    Good job Geno.
                    Be nice to have a set of those.

                    How's the grandson?

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                    • #11
                      Re: drilling out a pvc hub

                      Nice to have a set of those.

                      A $40 heat gun would have gotten you the same result

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                      • #12
                        Re: drilling out a pvc hub

                        Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                        Nice to have a set of those.

                        A $40 heat gun would have gotten you the same result
                        Crap,I only have a $20 one.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                          Crap,I only have a $20 one.
                          Prices are higher in D.C..

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                          • #14
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                            Those look way better than the crap I've used and broke. Congrads on the grandson.

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                            • #15
                              Re: drilling out a pvc hub

                              Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                              Nice to have a set of those.

                              A $40 heat gun would have gotten you the same result
                              In the wrong hands that could be dangerous. Just like a ram bit.

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