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    • #274184
      MasterPlumbers
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      Hi there,

      Just wondering if you people can answer this question.
      I am doing a project with ABS black piping and I made a grand error with one of the fittings.
      I have glued an elbow to one of these pipes and it is crucial I get it off without cutting it because I need every inch of the length
      Question:
      What would be the best way to soften the glue or remove the elbow WITHOUT cutting the pipe??

      Any help at all would be much appreciated.
      Thank-you very much
      Bill email: cheetah-55@home.com

    • #289315

      You’ll have to cut the pipe. When the fitting was glued to the pipe, the glue fuses the fitting and the pipe together. Once the glue is dry , there is no getting them apart. Cut the pipe further back and install a coupling and another stub of pipe to desired length.

    • #289316

      Depending on how good you glued them, you can try cutting the fitting’s hub right at the end of the pipe, then make a cut through the hub just to the pipe. Then you can sometimes use a sharp screwdriver between the hub and the pipe to separate them. If it starts to separate, then the whole fitting often comes apart. If it takes a piece of the pipe in the process then you will have to cut the pipe off, but you would have had to do that anyway.

    • #289317

      Do you have enough working room to cut the pipe, add a coupling, new piece of pipe, new fitting?

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