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  •  won't this bind (4+ / 0-)
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    Annalize5, jnhobbs, Yasuragi, yawnimawke

    I'm sure the wonderful BP engineers have discussed this.. but won't the cutter bind form the weight of the rise on just one side.  The riser stub is supported, but it must be moving up and down a little with currents, the exhaust pressures, the crane lines.

    Seems they would want to turn the cutter 90 degrees and cut it like a leaning tree, but I guess that might risk a bad cut on the last 10% of the pipe width.

    I just can't see how this won't get bound up in there.

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