How to Cut Plumbing Pipes and Tubing – This Old House

Posted on: March 4, 2017 by in Plumbing Videos
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How to Cut Plumbing Pipes and Tubing – This Old House


This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shares tips for cutting virtually any plumbing pipe. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_D9BtzWeLc&index=25&list=PLkJADc1qDrr-ZmCu0t_YNmTXHVt80JDyE

How to Stop Copper Pipe Corrosion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD5lMITzx_Y&index=155&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

How to Cut and Solder Copper Pipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMw8S7r0sZM&index=172&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

All About Copper Pipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8fpchYfC6Y&index=200&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

Shopping List for How to Cut Plumbing Pipes and Tubing:
– copper tubing
– steel pipe
– PVC plastic pipe
– PEX tubing
– cast-iron pipe

Tools for How to Cut Plumbing Pipes and Tubing:
– tubing cutter, used to cut plastic pipe
– steel-pipe tubing cutter, for cutting steel pipe
– PVC pipe handsaw, used to cut plastic pipe
– ratcheting PVC cutter, used to cut plastic pipe
– ratcheting PEX cutter, used to cut PEX tubing
– ratcheting cast-iron pipe cutter, used to cut cast-iron pipe
– drill with PVC drill-blade, for cutting plastic pipe below floors

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