Re: Help! How do you dissolve/remove CPVC cement?
Posted by Mark on March 22, 2003 at 00:32:35:
In response to Re: Help! How do you dissolve/remove CPVC cement?
Try this:

Cut the elbow off the pipe with a hacksaw - make sure you leave 3/4 inch. of the elbow on the pipe when you cut it (the glue joint part).

Now, with a hacksaw blade or a "tiny tim", make a cut (perpendicular to the first one) on the thickness of the remainder of the elbow (without cutting the pipe). Make 4 cuts (at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'oclock on the pipe diameter).

Now, wedge a flathead screwdriver in each cut and twist. If the joint is relatively fresh (1 to 2 days), the remainder elbow "ring" should snap off the pipe.

Phew!!!! That was hard to put into words...





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