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  • New Pipe Freezer

    Interesting and compact.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYQAlG42yzM


    J.C.

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    Re: New Pipe Freezer

    That is a neat little freezer. I like how when he said they where done and it will thaw the ice plug for you as well.

    I have the Ridgid Super Freeze and its huge compared to that thing. We use it mostly in commercial jobs where shut offs where either not installed or they don't work.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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    • #3
      Re: New Pipe Freezer

      8 to 22mm means 1/4" to 3/4" pipe so it does not compare to the Super Freeze. I am interested in what they are using to cool down the pipes. I heard him say there is no refrigerant gas in the unit.
      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      • #4
        Re: New Pipe Freezer

        Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
        8 to 22mm means 1/4" to 3/4" pipe so it does not compare to the Super Freeze. I am interested in what they are using to cool down the pipes. I heard him say there is no refrigerant gas in the unit.
        Yeah. Only good for small work.

        Don't know....maybe Pixie Dust.


        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: New Pipe Freezer

          How much does the pixie dust unit cost?

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          • #6
            Re: New Pipe Freezer

            The British sites selling the unit are saying around £520.00 Found one on Ebay which show the dollar value to be around $1065.00 http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Rothenberger-...item20b12f48fe
            Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
            A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
            Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
            Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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            • #7
              Re: New Pipe Freezer

              That's not a bad price.

              We turned down a job in an apartment building. They wanted us to pull the radiator so they could patch/paint the wall behind and install new valves. This would have been perfect for that. They wanted to do one apt. per day. The labor to drain and fill everyday was too high.

              Noticed they didn't show the actual valve replacement or how they drained the water out of the radiator

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              • #8
                Re: New Pipe Freezer

                looks like a minature heat pump. the capacity is pretty small. retty much our 3/4'' id copper. 7/8'' od copper.

                it's like the ron popeell? " set it and forget it oven"

                i guess their aerosol can freezer wasn't so eco friendly.

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: New Pipe Freezer

                  If it doesn't do 3/4" iron then it's useless to me

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Pipe Freezer

                    Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                    If it doesn't do 3/4" iron then it's useless to me
                    Sadly 22mm = .866" and 3/4" iron pipe's o.d is 1.050 So you better off with the Super Freeze machine.
                    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                    • #11
                      Re: New Pipe Freezer

                      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                      If it doesn't do 3/4" iron then it's useless to me

                      3/4'' ips is approx. 1.125'' od.

                      22 mm is .866''

                      plus steel pipe is more difficult to freeze.

                      i have plenty of freeze kits you could try.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Pipe Freezer

                        I suspect that if I was to make a list of tools that I never should have bought, the super-freeze would be at the top of the list. Not that is doesn't work well because it does, but I doubt that thing has been used twice in ten years. I'm a big fan of Jett Swett's and similar tools and like Rick would say, with Pro Press you can work wet if need be.
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                        • #13
                          Re: New Pipe Freezer

                          Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                          I suspect that if I was to make a list of tools that I never should have bought, the super-freeze would be at the top of the list. Not that is doesn't work well because it does, but I doubt that thing has been used twice in ten years. I'm a big fan of Jett Swett's and similar tools and like Rick would say, with Pro Press you can work wet if need be.
                          We bought ours almost 15 years ago. A store had a busted wall hydrant in a large shopping mall. The 2" overhead gate valve was busted. They wanted it done right away and where willing to pay for the freezing machine charge which covered the cost of the machine. So we did the job and became proud owners of a super freeze. I have used it a dozen times in the past. So you are correct it does sit more than it gets used.

                          It did get used recently to change out a valve before the water meter, the b-box was not keyable and the city was not going to fix it till a week later.
                          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                          Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Pipe Freezer

                            When I was younger I would jump on any new tool that came out. I have discovered that most of them are just added weight in my tool bag. Somebody should start a thread on forgotten tools. I remember buying this tool that was used to help hold nails for nailing baseboard to the wall. Course cordless drills and drywall screws have pretty much made that one useless.
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                            • #15
                              Re: New Pipe Freezer

                              Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                              When I was younger I would jump on any new tool that came out. I have discovered that most of them are just added weight in my tool bag. Somebody should start a thread on forgotten tools. I remember buying this tool that was used to help hold nails for nailing baseboard to the wall. Course cordless drills and drywall screws have pretty much made that one useless.
                              I like a nail gun for installing trim. I like bostich guns......pasloads are nice if you need cordless nailing done.

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