Thats it. I hate it.
Thats it. I hate it.
So I has at HD today looking at refrigerators and stumbled across it. I'm a gear junkie so I bought it. Works good, the cut is about 1/16 from even. I use the traditional ratchet cutters and these are much better. Faster, cleaner cut and is able to get closer to the end. I believe it was 34 for the 1-1/2 and 2".
I have both the 2" and the 1-1/2" The only drawback I have found is that the cutting blade dulls and makes it real hard to hold onto the pipe, especially 2" You need a good supply of blades if you plan on using it regularly. They are pretty handy to have in a tool bag though. I wouldn't use them to rough in an entire house though. I still am going to set up the chop saw
So I used it today under a house. Kept cutting in a corkscrew. Looked at the blade and it was bent just a little. Straightened it out and it did cut better but just not worth it imo. I'll stick to dependable japanese saw for cutting ABS. Oh well, wasted more money on worse things.
I still can't believe you guys use Foam Core for all DWV out there in Cali.
It's allowed under IL code here for gravity DWV, but I have not seen any installed or in the supply house.
Cant buy solid ABS in my my area.
We had one plumber try to slip some foam core in for a sewer line
The inspector made him dig it all up and put in sch 40
I don't get why some think using foamcore is wrong or going to be a problem.
If it was minimal code and I thought it would be a problem, I wouldn't install it. I don't want any callback. Even years down the road. There's literally miles upon miles of PVC-foamcore-DWV installed here. Put in commercial and residential. Below slab all the way through the roof.
No-one has had any problems. None. Not a problem with splitting, shearing, breaking, "rough" interior impeding flow, or joint breakdown. This is going back 20-30 years. I've been under countless numbers of these houses as well with the DWV of this age....and no problems.
The material might be changed due to application. Ex: Line under a parking lot might have schedule 40 solid pipe with special tamping or fill. May even be ductile iron etc.
I'm open to some evidence that it's been giving a lot of trouble though if anyone has seen consistent problems.
There is nothing wrong with foamcore, and I've never had a problem with it in since I started using it the 90's.
I've never put foamcore underground but it's absolutely approved here to do so.
If you people have a problem with foamcore underground, why no outcry for S.D.R. 35?