To learn how to use an angle grinder to cut a galvanized pipe, read on! Metal pipes come in a variety of sizes and have many applications, such as drainage systems and fencing. Depending on the thickness and diameter of the pipe, several tools make cutting a simple task.
The home repair handyman may be happy with a manual pipe cutter, but contractors may need a more sophisticated apparatus. Hinged pipe cutters rapidly cut through 2- to 12-inch diameter steel and cast-iron pipe. Some models allow for two-man cutting of larger pipe sizes. Designed for tight spaces, this type of pipe cutter allows for minimal cutter rotation. Manual pipe cutters typically contain cutting wheels that guide the cutting mechanism in a straight path around pipe that is up to 2 inches in diameter. Orbital pipe saws are low cost and cut most any type of metal pipe by manually rotating the machine around the pipe. An electric motor within the machine then cuts the pipe.
This type of pipe cutter has a cutting range of 1/4 to 12 inches in diameter and produces a burr-free cut. Cutting pipe on site is easier with a reciprocating pipe saw. It has a cutting range of 1 to 12-inches in diameter, is lightweight and can cut stainless steel. Reciprocating pipe saws come in pneumatic or electric versions. A handheld rotary tool equipped with a cut-off wheel accessory can also cut through steel pipes. Flame pipe cutters provide an additional service of beveling pipe cuts from 4 to 80 inches in diameter. A chain-driven machine ensures the cut finishes where it started. Contractors, welders and pipe fitters often prefer to use this machine on site or at home due to its strength and compact size. Equipped with an electric motor and remote control, the flame cutter offers easy and accurate cuts. Underwater pipe cutting, such as dismantling oil-drilling platforms, wells and oceanic pipelines use high-pressure, water abrasive cutting technology to cut steel pipe quickly, even at depths of 1,700 feet. Specialized equipment, called hydro-demolition units, accurately blasts water and abrasive material to cut any size steel pipes along with the 2 to 5-inch thick concrete coatings on the outside of the pipes. The bong, also known as a water pipe, is one of the oldest and most commonly used modes of cannabis smoking. Using water to cool and filter smoke, the basic bong mounts a bowl of packed cannabis on top of a downstem, which directs the smoke through water at the base, then up the neck of the bong and through the mouthpiece. One of the reasons glass bongs have remained a popular way to smoke for so long is that they’re easy to use. Not only do they eliminate harsh smoke and potentially filter out carcinogens and other toxicants produced by burning cannabis , they also require less prep work than a joint and are generally easier to learn to use than other smoking devices or methods. Unfortunately, they can also be exceptionally difficult to clean due to the immense amount of resin buildup, especially when they have more complex filtration features. Part of knowing how to use a bong is knowing the cleaning method behind it. Below is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to cleaning and maintaining a bong for optimal performance, smoke purity, longevity, and visual appeal. Before you begin the process of cleaning your bong, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients and materials: Ingredients. Coarse sea salt 99% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) Materials. Two large zipper storage bags Rubber stoppers or bong plugs Towel. Now that you have what you need to adequately clean your water pipe, follow the steps below: Step 1: Remove the Bowl and Downstem. Carefully remove the bowl and downstem from the bong and place them in two separate zipper storage bags. Placing the bowl and downstem in separate bags ensures that the two small pieces won’t be damaged or broken, and affords them a more thorough cleaning.
Step 2 — Place in Zipper Storage Bags with Alcohol. Pour a handful of coarse salt and rubbing alcohol (preferably 99% isopropyl, or rubbing, alcohol) into each of the two storage bags until the bowl and downstem are fully submerged. Before you begin cleaning your bong, you’ll need to pour out the old water in your bong into a sink or drain. Note: If you use a bong often, it’s a good idea to change out the water daily. Doing so will help prevent excessive resin buildup and help preserve the flavor and cleanliness of the smoke. The salt should be enough to coat the bottom surface of the base. Then pour about ¼ cup, or 60 milliliters, of rubbing alcohol into the bong and let it sit. Plug the openings of your bong in the mouthpiece and downstem areas. You can also order standard-size plugs and caps from Amazon or from your local head shop. Make sure you know the size of your mouthpiece and downstem openings before you buy plugs.
Shaking your bong, as well as your downstem and bowl inside the storage baggies, is the best way to remove heavy resin buildup.