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How can I cut off my clean off off pipe for sewer and make it flush to the ground?

I know how to do it but its a piece of 3" of ABS-1 pipe and if I cut it off the clean out adapter will fit flush on the piece I cut off and I would want it to actually fit over the pipe instead of flush in order for the cement to hold it in place. How would I do this? The city did a very poor job of putting these sewer lines in they are very ugly in our yards and ABS are pipes that are used in mobile homes not houses.

Asked By: hokiedokie24 - 5/11/2007
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ABS is code for drain lines. It lasts a long time, and roots can't get through the joints. Buy a 3 inch coupling at the local hardware store. You can cut the pipe with almost any kind of saw. Get a decent hand saw, and you will have it forever.
Answered By: edjumacation - 5/11/2007
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A hacksaw will work quickly. You can always take the blade out of the saw and use it freehand, though it won't cut perfectly straight--though with PVC and ABS fittings there is a lot of play involved in the final fit.
Answered By: Peter - 5/11/2007
 
Purchase a new clean-out adapter and glue it onto the pipe at the correct height after cutting to length. It is next to impossible to get the piece of pipe out of an adapter after it has been glued. Home Centers sell the adapters and glue. If the current pipe is long enough, you could also use a coupling in between the... More
Answered By: sensible_man - 5/11/2007
 
The bigger the blade of the saw you use the straighter the cut will be. With a 3 inch pipe a hacksaw will angle as you cut. Use a crosscut wood saw. The blade is wider and will make the cut straight across.
Answered By: hotrod28697 - 5/11/2007
 
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