Edited by nerfguy47, 24 January 2012 - 05:51 PM.
Noob pvc question
Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:38 PM
the only mod you can have is the range extetder mod.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:40 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:47 PM
just cut down the other end of the PVC, so you save your coupler.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think he means he cut it too short, otherwise cutting it down on the other end would be the best solution.
Holy shit it's Captain Slug.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:59 PM
Unfortunately, once two pieces of PVC are cemented, there is nothing you can do.
Edited by cmeej, 24 January 2012 - 06:02 PM.
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"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it" -Albert Einstein
Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:05 PM
If your solvent welds were bad so that the pipe and fitting are not one piece, you might be able to pull the fitting out, but usually they aren't this bad. If you can smack the fitting off like Pointman9 said he could below then you definitely did not solvent weld correctly. The two pieces will become one if they are solvent welded properly.
Alternatively, if you are really set on saving that coupler, you can use a special drill bit to remove the pipe. But there's no point for this here unless you need to to this many times. The tool costs several times the price of a new coupler and segment of pipe. These special drill bits are meant for when removing the fitting would be hard, e.g., if the fitting was embedded in a wall or concrete.
If you don't want to buy anything extra and are really set on saving that fitting, you could saw the pipe off where it meets the fitting and manually cut out the pipe inside of the fitting. This is way too much work when you can get a new fitting for $2.
If you want to redo parts later and having a perfect seal isn't necessary, you always can hold pipe in a fitting with screws (assuming that you can't use threaded fittings). You can add an O-ring if you want parts with a good seal that can be disassembled without using threaded fittings.
cmeej, that's lame. You could write that for 95% of the threads here.
Edited by Doom, 24 January 2012 - 08:33 PM.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:50 PM
Anyways, fittings are dirt cheap. Sanding out a coupler would take hours and wouldn't work as well.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:50 AM
I'm a lazy person so I'd probably just cut it off fit a smaller diameter pvc where i cut, then refit another tube of the original diameter over it then glue all 3 pieces together... Hope this helps.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:53 PM
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