CPVC pipes also called chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipe. Although, it can be cut using different tools it does not require any electricity or heat. They are various means to cut a CPVC pipe, but one method is preferred over a different method depending on the application. Also, making a flat an even square cut make sure that a solid bond is achieved or else it weakens the fitting. Some tips we can provide to cut a CPVc Pipes properly are
Safety is the first thing that one needs to look out. It is common knowledge, but it is a good measure to wear cut-resistant gloves as it will limit the risk of bodily harm. Also, Protecting your eyes with safety goggles will help prevent any injuries to the eye as small fragments tend to enter your eyes while cutting pipes leading to permanent damage to your eyes.
Solvent welding is a process that helps to join CPVC pipes using solvents to fuse the pipes using chemicals to ensure fitting in even molecular level. Using these steps will ensure that the solvent applied is properly fixed
- Use a chop saw with a fine-toothed blade
- Smoothening the cut end of the CPVC pipe
- Adding a slight angle to the end of the pipe
Mechanical coupling enables you to connect one pipe with another without any resistance. This is an expensive way of ensuring that the pipes are durable without having to wait as the process of curing takes a lot of time.
- Using a fine-toothed saw or a blade to get a precise cut
- Using a plastic groove cutter
Threading can be used to join two ends the CPVC pipe together.
- Use a fine-toothed saw or a blade
- Ensure the CPVC is correctly squared with the help of miter box
- Smoothening the cut end of the pipe with a knife
- Use proper dies while threading by hand
Lower temperatures cause the CPVC pipe to crack as it becomes very brittle in cold weather. It can be prevented just by checking the cut end for potential new cracks and if a cut is visible.
- Cut two inches above the visible end of the crack
- Inspect for more cracks
- Proceed with joining the pipes
Some of the best practices to follow while installing CPVC pipes are
- Using a fine-toothed saw for the best results
- Using circular power saws with 6000 RPM with ordinary hand pressure
- Using a guide to ensure you get a square cut every time.