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.
goosecouple: Will a hair dryer work as well as the torch?
Tanner Stage V: That is fantastic. Hard to do in a tight space but darn handy tip, thanks.
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.
Nicholas Hoffenpiper: Can this be safely done to a home's sewer vent piping? Will the sewer
gases catch fire/explode?
Brent Fisher: I'm sure that works nice but you can also just put solvent on it and then
light it on fire
Tom Wynn: Great Idea, thanks so much. : )
binnsh: Amazing! Will try this next time I'm desperate.
Leah Dupre: Fantastic. Just what I needed. Thank you so much Karl Morris!!!!
Roger Halye: It worked, after discussing with my pool company, and them wanting to
replace multiple pipes, Jandy valves, and my Chlorinator, all because this
fitting was in the WORST possible predicament. Well - It worked, and I
will be gluing (cementing) in a new pipe in the morning, I just hope the
cement holds strong!!
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.
klgacg: I used a heat gun on Schedule 40 pipe. It worked great. Thanks for the
San Diego SWOT: Equally worked fantastic for me as well- thanks for sharing!
Donald Easterling: Totally worked for me! Thanks man.
steve schaff: great tip thanks man
Douglas Gubbe: You are a Rock Star!! Thank you so much. You saved hours of frustration. I
had the glued fitting off in minutes after watching your video!
johnDEEjones: This worked awesome for me!!! I had to remove an outer coupling and was
able to employ this method......worked like a charm!! Thank you very much!
Paul Terry: This worked beautifully! Thanks for sharing!
Celia Feuerman: Thank you for your assistance! This method worked like a charm on a pipe
that was installed 28 years ago and was located in a very awkward spot! We
removed a vanity sink that was tightly up against an outside wall and an
interior stud and had very little room to work in. The pipe fed a sink in
an adjoining bathroom as well as an upstairs bathroom. This took a
potentially difficult job and made it very easy!
anthony treno: very nice!
Jo Bland: Thankyou so much Karl.
It's helped me immensely in replacing a bathroom vanity where the pipes had
to be moved around.
Chad Jones: If you proplerly prepare both surfaces of the pvc the the bond becomes
permanent and you would not be able to do this . But thanks to all of the
lazy plumbers out there he made quick work of the glued fitting . This will
likely work in most cases but not all . But good tip to try nonetheless .
Kristoff Rand: nice... thanks. voted.
Patty Collins: My brother tried this on his gas tank and exploded
Jerry Robert: I have just recently had to deal with separating a leaking PVC joint and
needing to save the fitting. I did almost everything you did without having
to use a torch. Reason being, is if it's leaking, chances are it wasn't
properly fitted and glued in the first place. So if it,s a broken
fitting/tube, the heat might be necessary. Otherwise just picking at the
joint with a screw driver might be all you need.
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!