PVC Fitting Savers
Removes pipe from inside the fitting
Tired of having to replace an entire section of perfectly good PVC pipe work when pipe breaks off in a fitting? Now you can save the fitting by repairing it. Simple to use, and money saving to boot, these Fitting Savers are sure to keep you in business. Let PlumbingSupply.com®
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Deluxe PVC Fitting Savers
Quickly and easily removes pipe from solvent welded or threaded fittings. Saves time and money over replacing whole assemblies. Perfect for plumbing, irrigation and sprinkler contractors. Available in kits for schedule 40 PVC/ABS, schedule 80 PVC/CPVC and CTS. Click here to learn more about schedule pipe.
Example: if you need to drill out a 3/4" tee for schedule 40 PVC, you would order a 3/4" fitting saver sized for schedule 40 pipe.
Pipe Hog® PVC / ABS Fitting Reamer
Quickly and accurately bore out solvent welded fittings to make repairs
The Pipe Hog®
operates with a 1/2" standard drill (1,000rpm max) and is available in four popular sizes. Simply cut the damaged pipe as close as possible to the fitting, insert the reamer guide into the pipe and pull the trigger!! In seconds, the broken pipe is machined out of the fitting allowing it to be re-used. Click here to learn more about schedule pipe.
RamBit - The Economy Fitting Saving Tool
An inexpensive way to reuse PVC/ABS plastic fittings
- This great tool works on ABS DWV, PVC DWV, PVC Pressure, CPVC (IPS), Rigid PVC Electric Conduct
- The Ram Bit repairs: Schedule 40, 80 and class 200
- Makes in-line repair and installations easy - allows you to quickly remove plastic pipe from fitting
- RamBit leaves fittings clean and ready for solvent welding
- Saves plastic fittings and glue on valves which reduces environmental impact and saves you money by not having to replace the fitting
- Saves time
– Cuts 3" and 4" DWV flush, below slab or sub-floor
– Repairing irrigation and swimming pool manifolds
– Repairing sprinkler risers
– Repairing freeze damaged plastic pipe (if fitting isn't broken and pipe is not still frozen)
- For use with 3/8" heavy duty variable speed drills (sizes up through 2"), but 1/2" drills are recommended
- 3" and 4" models are for use with 1/2" variable speed power drills
- The rate at which you can remove pipe from a fitting will depend on the RPM and power of the drill along with the amount of pressure applied to the drill while reboring
- For different pipe schedules, simply change the guide disks
– 1/2" models include 2 guide disks (for schedule 40 and 80)
– 3/4" to 2" include 3 guide disks (for schedule 40, 80 and class 200)
– 3" models include 2 guide disks (for Schedule 40 and Class 200)
– 4" models include 1 guide disk (for Schedule 40 pipe only)
See The RamBit In Action:
Rambit Compatibility Chart
3/8" heavy duty
If these fitting savers won't work for your application, you can try using PVC pipe extenders as another possible solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What does schedule or class pipe mean? schedule 40? schedule 80? class 200?"
A. The pipe schedule refers to the pipe wall thickness and is a measure of the pressure a pipe can take without warping or causing failure. The higher the schedule, the thicker the pipe wall. The smaller the diameter of the pipe, the higher the working pressure rating will be. Schedule 40 2" PVC pipe has a working pressure rating of 280 p.s.i., but 1/2" PVC schedule 40 pipe has a working pressure rating of 600 p.s.i. Consequently, each pipe size diameter will have a different working pressure rating. This is not so with PVC Class piping. Class piping designates the working pressure of the pipe to be that of the "Class" no matter what the pipe diameter size is. All diameter sizes of Class 200 piping have a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
• 1/2-inch nominal size pipe:
Schedule 40 has a wall thickness of 0.109 inches and a working pressure rating of 600 p.s.i.
Schedule 80 has a wall thickness of 0.147 inches and a working pressure rating of 850 p.s.i.
Class 200 has a wall thickness of 0.062 inches and a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
• 2-inch nominal size pipe:
Schedule 40 has a wall thickness of 0.154 inches and a working pressure rating of 280 p.s.i.
Schedule 80 has a wall thickness of 0.218 inches and a working pressure rating of 400 p.s.i.
Class 200 has a wall thickness of 0.113 inches and a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
• 4-inch nominal size pipe:
Schedule 40 has a wall thickness of 0.237 inches and a working pressure rating of 220 p.s.i.
Schedule 80 has a wall thickness of 0.337 inches and a working pressure rating of 320 p.s.i.
Class 200 has a wall thickness of 0.214 inches and a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
As you can see, the relationship between class, schedule and wall thickness changes with the pipe's nominal size, we always suggest double checking your pipe size & pipe wall thickness to ensure you are getting the proper equipment every time.
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