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Old 02-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I just drilled the holes into my new kettle and after further examination the sight glass I received from bargain fittings is 18 inches long and my kettle is 15 inches tall. Any suggestions on how to cut this with out shattering the polycarbonite sight glass. Thanks.

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Old 02-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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A copper tubing cutter will work.

Anything that will cut - saw, hacksaw etc will work but you will need a very sharp knife to clean up the ragged edge after you cut it.

We use the pvc cutters to trim the tubes:

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Regular small pipe/tube cutter works great. The a few swipes with the SWMBO's finger nail file to remove the sharp edge and your done. The wheels on the tube cutter will not crack the tube unless you grossly over tightan the tool. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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You don't need to worry about polycarb snaping or splintering. Any type of saw will do.

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i just used a hacksaw and cleaned up the edges with a dremel. seemed to work well enough.

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