Cutting drain pipe to install bidet.


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Old 08-03-16, 06:38 AM
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Cutting drain pipe to install bidet.

I need to install this bidet in a bathroom that was never finished when the house was built.

I've got the bidet. The drain pipe and now I need to put the first on the second!



Can I use an angle grinder or is a hacksaw better?

Also some online tutorials seem to suggest flaring the pipe while others seem to show cutting it straight and sliding over some flared fitting.

Is flaring something that is hard for a relative newbie to DIY plumbing? I've flared pvc by heating and hammering in the other end. Is it the same for metal? Can I use direct heat from a torch?

How much "shrinkage" do you get when you flare.
 
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Old 08-03-16, 07:58 AM
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What material is your drain pipe? What type connection does your bidet require?

Mentioning an angle grinder or hack saw makes me think your drain pipe is metal but then you mention PVC a few times but most PVC is white in color.
 
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I mentioned that I've got some limited experience with flaring pvc. Never done anything like that with metal.

The drain pipe is definitely metal, a quite soft one at that. Could possibly be copper but I'm leaning towards it being lead.

How could I check? If I scrape it with a knife and its copper I should see color right?
 
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I've got some limited experience with flaring pvc
You don't flare PVC.
The drain pipe is definitely metal, a quite soft one at that
As you say scrape it and see if it is copper.
 
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Also, you still have not told us what type connection your bidet has to the drain line.
 
 

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