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8\" pipe cap/dif cover

the 8" pipe cap i ordered just got here,now what should i use to cut it in half if i dont have a cutting torch ???
Is it soft enough to use a recip saw and a metal blade?
Or should i use a grinder and a cutting wheel?????
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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

howdy,
i have a buddy that got me to help him cut his. we used a grinder and about 5 cut-off wheels. the cut-off wheels would burn them selves down pretty fast. but what do you expect form dewalt, nothing but black & decker painted different. i wish we would have had a plasma cutter, but we would have cut ourselves to.
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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

I used my circular saw with 7 1/2" metal blades - I used two of them to make the
nesseccary cuts on the pipe cap. I don't think that the cap is soft enough to cut
with a recip saw. I know my cap was at least 3/8" thick.

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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

Use a grinder or a plasma cutter. I tried to us a bandsaw and it took 45 min. to get through 1!!!
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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

I also used a circular saw to trim up mine, took about 5 minutes. I trimmed the lip so the cap sits about 1/4" from the diff, it looked funny with-out it trimmed, it sat about 1.25" away
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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

Jbird and I use a reciprocating saw. Here's the writeup-><a target="_blank" href=http://www.izook.com/tech/jaydiff/jaydifferential_caps.htm>www.izook.com/tech/jaydiff/jaydifferential_caps.htm</a>
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No idea on the method of cutting (personally I think I would/will go to a local welding shop and have them do the cut with a plasma cutter), but I really would like to know where you ordered yours from. Even the local plumbing and pipe company doesn't know what I am talking about. The caps they have or can order are 'black metal' and non-weldable (look like some sort of cast 'pot metal' to me).
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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

I believe they are "iron pipe". And, if you could see all the crap the previous owner of my property welded up with iron pipe and left you would know that you can weld iron pipe. Any contractor's wholesale pipe supply place should be able to get you one. Although if not in stock they may not want to order just one. I would recommend that you drill the hole for the fill plug before you cut the cap in half. It might make it easier.

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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

I used a hack saw to cut mine in half (yes I am stubborn) but it worked still have to trim the lip I didnt know this untill after I cut it
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Re: 8\" pipe cap/dif cover

My god! How long did that take?????

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