Cutting exposed PVC pipe conduit

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  1. Jan 1, 2006 #1

    burgess

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    What should I use when cutting exposed PVC pipe conduit that is buried in a ditch ?
     
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    F_Eddie

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    you can use a cotton string instead of a hacksaw or a hand saw. Wrap the string (such as the kind contractors use for form lines) half-way around the conduit and see-saw the ends. The friction will cut the PVC cleanly as quickly as a hacksaw and does not require the space. Nylon string will not work because nylon and the PVC melt together.
     
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    The Gingerbread Man

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    What is in the pipe? You said conduit. If there are wires in the pipe you better talk to a sparky first.
    (sparky = electrician)
     

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