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Old 10-17-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought or used a disposable pipe freezing kit they can recommend?
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:00 AM   #2
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What are you trying to do? I've never used a pipe freezer--but I have used a 'Jet Swet' tool with good results.

That tool slips inside of the pipe--a turn of the handle and an expansion plug stops the flow---a full port shut off valve can then be soldered on--and the tool removed.

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I need to install a tee for an outside tap and my incoming main stop tap is seized up. If I can freeze the pipe below the incoming main I can replace the stop tap and install the tee at the same time. The city want $160 to turn my supply off from the road.
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Someone here should have experience with one of those-----
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I used a disposable Arctic Spray kit when I was in the UK which worked great but haven't seen them this side of the pond.
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Is this in an area where a little water wouldn't hurt anything.?
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It would have flooded my finished basement. I found an Arctic Spray disposable kit online at home depot, worked great, job done. Since then I found that noble stock the full range of kits and Wolseley and Emco can order in but didn't have them in stock.
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I had a similar problem in a rental and it was the weekend. Not a finished basement.
My solution to the problem, not as cool as yours.
I took a good shut off valve and attached it to a shark bite with valve in the open position.
Cut the pipe and shoved the shark bite on, then closed the valve.
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I see the relevance of your first question now. Shark bite are good and they have shark bite shut off valves now too. I've done the same myself.
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