Thursday, September 4, 2014

How to Remove Aging Patio Cover - Part 6 of 6 - Radial Cutting Wheel

Fig.1 Home power supply
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Abrasive cut-off wheel Abrasive cut-off wheel aluminum oxide
Cut off wheel 
Electric power with extension cords 12/3
Safety gloves  (protect the hands)
Safety goggles (protect the eyes)
Skillsaw Worm Drive Radial Saw

A good friend hired my services to remove his aging patio cover in his backyard and he wanted to install a new garage kit. If you do not own a metal grinder the job can still be done using a reciprocating saw. 

This post shows five steps on how to cut metal patio supports using a Dewalt reciprocating saw. 

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the extension cord 12/3 in the home power supply.

Fig.2 Extension cord

Step 2: Fig.3 shows a Skill saw with a cut-off wheel that will be used to cut each pipe to size. The blade has abrasive edges.
Fig.3 Skill saw with a cut-off wheel

Step 3: Fig.4 shows a aluminum oxide 6-inch cut off wheel.
Fig.4 Cut off wheel

Step 4: Fig.5 shows the metal pipe that will cut to 4 foot pieces.
Fig.5 Pipe to be cut

Step 5: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the first cut in the metal pipes.
Fig.6 First cut

Fig.7 Actual cut in metal

Step 6: Fig.8 and fig.9 shows the progression of the pipe being cut.
Fig,8 Cut 1/3 through

Fig.9 Cutting through the pipe

Step 7: Now the job is finished and the pipes ready to be recycled. Now the patio cover has been removed a masonry worker will finish the rest of the work. All metal bolts, washers, and nuts including metal poles were recycled.
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