How to Cut Ductile Iron Pipe

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Ductile iron pipe is a form of cast iron pipe that is very strong yet has the capacity to have thinner walls owing to the way it is formed. It makes these pipes very popular in industries which require large amounts of water. What is an added benefit of ductile iron pipe is that you can cut it while you're in the field.

Things You'll Need

  • Wood
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
  • Gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Saw
  • Grinder
  • Place one end of the pipe on a piece of wood that brings it up from the ground.

  • Measure from the end of the pipe with the measuring tape and mark that spot with a piece of chalk. Turn the pipe and continue to measure all the way around the pipe, making a mark at the same measurement.

  • Use a saw with a diamond blade to cut along the marks you have made. Smooth the end of the pipe with a grinder, ridding it of any rough edges. Wear glove and eye protection when you cut the pipe.

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