Cutting copper tubing. From Burner to tank.

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Cutting copper tubing. From Burner to tank.

Rob1962
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Joined: February 23rd, 2012, 4:04 am

May 22nd, 2018, 12:07 am #1

I currently am converting a Regner Max to Gas,I need to cut the copper tubing from the tank to the burner but not sure if i can treat it like any other plumbing job of larger scale such as heating in a house.Should i cut with a hacksaw or a cutoff wheel/Tool,Should i cut off only whats needed or allow extra.Any info would be helpful.

 
Last edited by Rob1962 on June 3rd, 2018, 1:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
Lets convert that to Steam.

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bennydaheeb
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May 22nd, 2018, 12:22 am #2

I use a small pipe cutter. Less burrs and deformation of tubing. Cleanup with needle file.
Benny- AKA Dr. Reverend Delmar MacReady, High Epocht-Church of the SubGenius, Doktor of the Forbidden Sciences.
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bennydaheeb
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May 22nd, 2018, 12:24 am #3

As far as how much, I don't know, sorry
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Rob1962
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May 22nd, 2018, 12:43 am #4

Thank you Bennydaheeb.Sounds easy enough.
Lets convert that to Steam.

Robert
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bennydaheeb
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May 22nd, 2018, 12:55 am #5

Good thing is they make more tube if ya mess up. Just don't solder until you think you have it right
Benny- AKA Dr. Reverend Delmar MacReady, High Epocht-Church of the SubGenius, Doktor of the Forbidden Sciences.
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Nick
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Joined: December 15th, 2007, 5:40 pm

May 22nd, 2018, 1:16 am #6

And don't forget, Measure once, cut twice! 😉

Rob, you can get a small US made pipe/tubing cutter between $10-20
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txlabman
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May 22nd, 2018, 3:25 am #7

Good luck Rob!
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May 22nd, 2018, 6:38 am #8

Haha Nick perhaps it is measure Twice cut Once .
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Nick
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May 22nd, 2018, 6:43 am #9

I seem to be better at the other way 😄
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Spot99
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May 22nd, 2018, 7:43 am #10

As Benny and Nick have said, a mini pipe cutter is quick and effective, I use one like this for everything from 4mm copper tube upwards  https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3017512231
Ive owned it for years, last week I used it to cut a 25mm dia thin wall steel tube that I was making into a shower rail - cut through it in seconds.
When youve cut your little copper tube you need to de-burr the inside to reinstate the pipe bore, I use the end of an old scissor blade to do this very gently (dont force it and distort the pipe) then gently clean with a needle file. If you are doing this for a gas pipe connection I would suggest flushing the tube out thoroughly with some water and detergent to get rid of all filings - you wouldnt want that getting into your burner jet!
Good luck.
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