RamBit - The Plastic Fitting Saver Tool
Save money and time by removing pipe from drainage fittings rather than having to open walls, crawl under the house or jack hammering away concrete to replace fittings with too little pipe exposed to work with. Great for swimming pool repair, sprinkler systems or anytime that removing a plastic fitting or valve will be difficult and costly. These Ram Bits leave the fitting smooth, clean and ready for a new pipe with a simple drill application. PlumbingSupply.com®
is pleased to offer these helpful ram bits and many other plumbing tools and accessories
An inexpensive way to reuse PVC/ABS plastic fittings
This Great Fitting Saver Tool Features:
- This great tool works on ABS DWV, PVC DWV, PVC Pressure, Rigid PVC Electric Conduit
- The Ram Bit repairs Schedule 40 fittings
- 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 time and money by not having to replace the fitting
- Saves time
– Cuts 1 1/2", 2", 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 because they are more powerful
- 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
- A guide disk for schedule 40 keeps the Ram Bit centered inside the pipe
- All models 1/2" thru 4" include 1 guide disk (for schedule 40 pipe only)
Choose a Ram Bit to fit the size of the pipe you will be drilling out of the fitting socket.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What does schedule or class pipe mean? Schedule 40? Schedule 80? and 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 and pipe wall thickness to ensure you are ordering the proper tools every time.
Q. "Will the RamBit work with CTS sized CPVC?"
A. No. CTS (Copper Tube Size) CPVC has a different inside/outside diameter than schedule 80 CPVC. We offer CTS CPVC fitting savers for 1/2" and 3/4" Visit our page.
Q. "What is solvent welding?"
A. Solvent welding is the process in which the surface of parts to be joined are treated with a solvent. This softens the surfaces. Then, by applying pressure to the joint and with the evaporation of the solvent, the two surfaces bond.
"For years I have had to deal with the hazards of PVC and an unsound joint or broken parts where you had no choice but to remake them and toss out good pipe work. Your RAM bits are fantastic. Being a Maintenance Manager for 20 Burger Kings I can tell you, I do my fair share of PVC work. Your Staff and company as a whole was a pleasure to do business with. Thank you."
- Mike Goza, Elgin, Illinois 60120-4648
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