Ok, I have a wreck of a house with a truly gross wreck of a pool and connected spa (circa 1985).
While draining them, I left the pump running overnight without giving it enough water to keep it busy overnight.
So - I found another pump, have figured out what is sch 40 and what is sch 80, and am looking at swapping the new one in. This will require cutting sch 80 and 40, and installing unions and new risers and misc fittings.
My biggest concern is getting a square cut - I only have about 3" of sch 80 coming out of the ground (concrete) - this is where the union needs to go.
Given that my arms are severely atrophied (osteoarthritis has kept me inactive - lifting the 60 pound pump is a stretch), how best to insure a square cut without paying some clown (Him:“I’ll see if I can work you in - how about 3?” Me - OK (shout in background) Him: "my wife has something else planned - how about 5?). Yeah dude, you are so very busy with all those people clamoring for your time) $200?
I have saber, circular, recip and hack saws - my wrists were never real good at keeping a hacksaw blade straight or flat
I wandered off there:
I need to cut 2: sch 80 pipe rising out of paved ground at a point 3" above the ground. Said cut must be square. My arms cannot accurately control a hacksaw.
Also: should the loose coupler of the union go on the top or the bottom. I’m guessing the coupler faces in the direction of the flow. Right?