andy bull: Just saved my bacon................had to replace wax seal on toilet waste outlet. Nightmare job made easier
Diane Bell: Can the same be done on ABS pipe? Has anyone tried it?.....
juan6810: Just repaired a pvc pipe on a shower drain I used a heat gun instead worked great
Bowtie Thirteentwenty: Very helpful information, thanks! :)
Peter Rogan: Yes I've used the this method many times, simply paste the pipe with pvc cement and light it for ten or 15 seconds then remove with pointy nose pliers in the same way !
Anil Philip: I need to remove the pvc pipe attached to the wall from below the kitchen sink - I am installing a new sink with one bowl - had two before. How can I do this without burning down the house or releasing poisonous fumes? Any other ways?
firebat128: Thank you so much. These idiots put a metal hose pipe on pvc without supporting it so when I dragged the hose out after dark the pvc broke right at the T joint. This was also the main supply to the house so I need to get it done today.
Travis Griffith: Works fine for small at-home jobs. Pros who need to unglue BIG pipe or higher volumes of smaller PVC: http://youtu.be/c797Le_FGSw
goosecouple: Will a hair dryer work as well as the torch?
nutcannon: Be VERY CAREFUL using fire at a PVC fitting. There could be fumes from a tank or sewer system, etc. DO NOT ignite the fitting using solvent as suggested below. Have a fire extinguisher on hand either way.
Brent Fisher: I'm sure that works nice but you can also just put solvent on it and then light it on fire
Nicholas Hoffenpiper: Can this be safely done to a home's sewer vent piping? Will the sewer gases catch fire/explode?
Tom Wynn: Great Idea, thanks so much. : )
Tanner Stage V: That is fantastic. Hard to do in a tight space but darn handy tip, thanks.
binnsh: Amazing! Will try this next time I'm desperate.