How to Cut Plastic PVC Pipe with String

You don’t have to dig a big hole in your yard to cut a piece of plastic PVC pipe that’s buried in the ground. Instead:

  1. Dig a hole around the pipe large enough to slip a piece of thin nylon string under the pipe.
  2. Attach each end of the string to a wooden handle.
  3. Holding a handle in each hand, pull the string tight and use a back and forth sawing motion to cut through the pipe.