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.
Tanner Stage V: That is fantastic. Hard to do in a tight space but darn handy tip, thanks.
Brent Fisher: I'm sure that works nice but you can also just put solvent on it and then
light it on fire
Luc Brousseau: I does work, I've done it a few times when there is no other solutions but
instead of a knife, I use a metal blade (I tape half of it to act as an
handle), it's easy to see how deep the groove is and it provides a gap to
start the peel off.
San Diego SWOT: Equally worked fantastic for me as well- thanks for sharing!
Nicholas Hoffenpiper: Can this be safely done to a home's sewer vent piping? Will the sewer
gases catch fire/explode?
Leah Dupre: Fantastic. Just what I needed. Thank you so much Karl Morris!!!!
Jo Bland: Thankyou so much Karl.
It's helped me immensely in replacing a bathroom vanity where the pipes had
to be moved around.
Donald Easterling: Totally worked for me! Thanks man.
wellgracious: ROCKS, Karl! I need this desperately right now. Question, tho- will this
process, heating the inner piece, cause the outer piece to warp at all? I
have to reuse the outer part. Thanks in advance for the answer-
Garo Stone-DerHagopian: Great video! I've never used a torch before, what brand is that one? Thanks!
spampactor: Thanks, helped me with my pool filter big time.
Bosco Hearn: Great tip! With a melting temperature of 160 deg. Celsius I opted to use a
heat-gun designed for heat-shrink tubing. This gave me a more controlled
heat source as the the diameter of the tip was only about 13mm. I was able
to remove schedule 40 broken pipe from 1" hubs with no difficulty -- thanks!
taino1493: Thank you for this video and easy to follow instructions. My kids broke the
PVC drain line of my air handler and to make matters worst it broke inside
the wall right in the elbow. I followed your instructions and it saved me a
big and expensive headache. Once again thank you.
wellgracious: -Oh! Karl, can my heat gun replace the butane torch? How hot does this have
to get to peel it?
richard96816: Well done!
Art1ny: Thanks for making this video. Had to remove a short piece of 1" in diameter
PVC pipe from a 7 zone sprinkler manifold. It worked like a charm. I used a
heat gun instead of the torch. Didn't do the cut either. A little cleaning
with sandpaper and cleaner (i used the primer) was needed before the primer
getherer2: Great thank you!!!
Mark Da Gardna: That was AMAZING!!! First time I ever saw that and I've been in the trades
for years...Thanks Mate!
Karl Morris: @spampactor Glad i could help, Feel free to share it
Kris Juarez: Nice tip! Thanks!
TheWoodWerker: Super! I did not know this.Thanks 4 sharing!
Alec Nicewick: It worked beautifully! thanks for the advice.
kosmosleha: why are all handyman videos made by the people with British accent?
daquilema2011: Thanks ! Good idea
George Z.: Really hoping to see gunpowder used in this application in some way! LOL
tim avery: Very cool. Thanks for the video.
Controuve: Thank you... I hope this works for me under the bathroom sink. Seems the
only video like this available. Great work. You helped someone across the
world. Thank you.
Karl Morris: Thanks Rif27 feel free to share
yetijoeyetijoe: Karl, you saved me a ton of money! My dog jumped on the pipes for the pool
to get to a rabbit and busted a pvc elbow connected to a t connector. It
was tough to get to it but after about 15 minutes I was able to remove the
broken piece from inside the t connector. I bought the torch for $20 USD at
Home Depot and the butane was $6 USD. Thanks, again!
allenman85: Excellent! Just about to cut apart a difficult to get to sprinkler system
to repair a tee...one torch later the tee looks new and the glue is already
setting!! Thank you!!!
Justin Rashaw: I've successfully used a similar technique, though it's MUCH more difficult
when the fittings are properly cleaned/glued. If they are cleaned and glued
full-socket depth WITH the use of primer as well... it may be impossible to
get apart, the use of primer can essentially weld the plastic together so
well, that it's not really two separate fittings any more, thus, nearly
impossible to get apart (and still use anyway). Nice video though, useful
technique that can get you out of a bind!
wellgracious: The coupling I am trying to remove the inner PVC from costs $40.00. So, I
am personally grateful for the tip. especially since I have 4 of them to
do! OK, $39.95 ea. WHATEVER! They are specially manufactured parts for a
ram pump. The local hardware stores don't have these specially m'f'd parts,
since they are patented. We may save pennies, but we also save dollars.
(except for our bleedin' politicians, of course. They are money addicts!
drach hart: now if you try to glue a new piece it will not hold under pressure
Karl Morris: yes you can, there are two ways to do this 1, you can use some sand paper
to remove the dried glue this is best and you dont have to remove it
completely just enough to smooth out the high spots. then use a PVC primer
2, use the PVC primer Both ways work i prefer to use #1 always use the
primer before the gluing. Thanks for watching feel free to share!
Alec Nicewick: Any idea if this could be used to remove the outer PVC instead?
Karl Morris: your more than welcome, feel free to email/ FB or share to others, i made
it because i couldnt find any info on it, it was purely trail and error.
Glad it helped :)
River Rat: They make a tool that you can attached to your cordless drill that does
this aswell. You will probally have to use it for the pvc joints that have
been properly primed and glued, especially if the glue is heavy duty rating
for higher pressures. Its called a "fitting saver"
John M. Smyrski: Nice gentle torch work. Like a surgeon!
dapez14: hi, can you make a video on how to remove pvc rolled around needle nose
minichinny1: but can I re glue a new piece of pipe inside the fitting even tho there is
dried up glue in there?
Malcolm Hamerston: Thank you...most helpful
Karl Morris: Yeah Alec it could but you will soften it and may break try using the PVC
glue brushing it around the outside then lighting it on fire rotating it
for 10 secs or so the put it out, then try to cut it out, this work for
doing it inside as well if you dont have a torch
ahd lebanon: poor man.....he spend more than 2 hours to remove the shower and putting in
the garden and tools......this coupling it cost 1$, american save cents :)
Karl Morris: ahh just cut it off with a knife????
Finbarrowan Smith: This was fantastic - re piping in the tight space I had to deal with would
have been a nightmare. This saved me a ton of work. Thank You!
treybo20: Great idea! It worked to perfection! Thanks
Garo Stone-DerHagopian: Picked up a torch and gave it a go - worked great! Thank you!
Darya Sohn: Try that with some schedule 40! I bet your technique would fail miserably!