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  1. Mickfred

    Mickfred New Member

    Ok sound a bit simple
    In my mum's house , need to replace shower bit the shower has been tiled over twice so the screws to get the cover off are covered . Removed a few tiles and want to fit new one on top of tiles but the feed it's too short . Would just cut it and start again but pipe is too close to wall for a pipe slice and I want to use cooper push fits . Is a angle grinder or multitool out of the question as I have heared the pushfit need a very clean edge
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hacksaw and a file also deburer
  3. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    yes pushfit requires a clean edge, file it
  4. Mickfred

    Mickfred New Member

    I was all ready to go for it pipe slice at the (am a spark so it basically brand new) ready and it is buried and right up to the wall . I had the multitool out already to remove the grout but thought better than just cutting it .
  5. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Post a picture up mate it would normally mean removing the tiles to expose the consealed shower mixer? If thats what you mean . Kop
  6. Mickfred

    Mickfred New Member

    It's a single cold water feed from the bath . It goes 15mm into 90 bend about 10mm of pipe into 90 bend up into 15 mm onto shower . I can't cut between the 90 s( not enough pipe and I can't cut with a pipe slice before the 90s because to near the wall . I don't think I can pull it away from the wall because it's buried . So i think am going to have to cut at the wall . Do you think it'd a bad ideal to use blow torch to remove the bends and clean it up or cut it and try it file it
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