Cutting standpipes that are against a wall or in a corner

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  1. Rossn

    Rossn Member

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    I have a number of 4" pvc stand pipes that need to be trimmed down, prior to new gutters being installed.

    I always struggle when the pipe is against a wall or in a corner with cutting them off cleanly and flat... esp. when I take a multi-tool to it.

    Is there a trick do doing this? I am thinking for the ones against a wall, using a back saw or similar saw with a wide blade may help. Any tips or tricks on this would be great.
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Try a "cable saw".
     
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  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Use something like the metal band from a Fernco coupling as a cutting guide to follow.
     
  5. Rossn

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    Thanks, guys - 2 great options!
     
  6. Tuttles Revenge

    Tuttles Revenge In the Trades

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    Cable saw with the band to follow sounds like a good idea.. I've never tried it.. cable saws are kinda wonky to get a clean straight cut and once you start.. you need to cut all the way through or you will get it stuck in molten plastic
     
  7. Tuttles Revenge

    Tuttles Revenge In the Trades

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