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Pipe Freezing Kit 220ML (13369) - £4.15 C&C @ Screwfix
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Pipe Freezing Kit 220ML (13369) - £4.15 C&C @ Screwfix

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Posted 20th Sep
220ml. No need to turn off supply or drain down. Will not damage pipes or joints. Freezes pipes up to 15mm. Lasts up to 35 minutes. Includes freezer jacket.
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VivianDooshley20/09/2019 12:47

As someone looking to freeze pipes, i can confirm this pipe freezing kit …As someone looking to freeze pipes, i can confirm this pipe freezing kit does not work. If anything the pipes actually seemed warmer. 😔


You are supposed to turn the heating off first 😏😜
There's a simple test to see if it's frozen, just stick your tongue on the pipe. If you feel it pulling your tongue, it's done its job.
You've got to be a brave man to cut into a pipe you think is frozen especially in your own house
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As a pro tradie, I never use these, I always drain down or just work on live, you can never tell if it's full frozen.
No stock in East London, West London, Nottingham, Coventry, Bradford of the places I checked
I have used similar products or the powered version a couple of times a year where it is impractical to drain down, for the trade and diyer this is a good easy product to use, read understand and follow instructions and it will work, to double check you could attach a pipe strap thermometer once you have followed the instructions fully wait the documented time put the temp strap on and it will tell you if the pipe contents are frozen, simple.
You've got to be a brave man to cut into a pipe you think is frozen especially in your own house
Damn it, replaced two rads last week and seeing as I had put inhib in two weeks before didn't want to drain. Tried pipe caps but still messy.
royy20/09/2019 09:30

You've got to be a brave man to cut into a pipe you think is frozen …You've got to be a brave man to cut into a pipe you think is frozen especially in your own house


Think it would be braver to try it in someone else’s
ketsunoanna20/09/2019 09:32

Damn it, replaced two rads last week and seeing as I had put inhib in two …Damn it, replaced two rads last week and seeing as I had put inhib in two weeks before didn't want to drain. Tried pipe caps but still messy.


Whoah, please stay away from my house
This could make you look a right plonker, would like to see this in action for nothing more than comedy value.
There's a simple test to see if it's frozen, just stick your tongue on the pipe. If you feel it pulling your tongue, it's done its job.
I woud only use it if there is a chance, in any emergency, to shut off the main.
I've used a similar product to replace the inners of a themostatic valve. I'm certainly not a plumber but it worked fine with no mess. I did undo the nut a bit at a time to see if it was frozen - but it was fine.
bobo5320/09/2019 12:16

I woud only use it if there is a chance, in any emergency, to shut off …I woud only use it if there is a chance, in any emergency, to shut off the main.


I don't think it's intended for use at mains pressure, these are more for if you need to change a rad valve etc so you don't need to drain the system.
However, in the case of a rad valve for example, you still need to drain that rad (unless you buy another specialised bit of kit), and if you turn off all the rads in the house (or just those above the level of valve you are changing ) then bung up the feeder tank (which creates a bit of a vacuum), there isn't actually usually a lot of water to drain.
I did one rad a while ago,( small rad )and the total amount of water I needed to drain off was less than a bucket of water. Probably less than half a bucket for what was in the pipes anyway.
As someone looking to freeze pipes, i can confirm this pipe freezing kit does not work. If anything the pipes actually seemed warmer. 😔
The advert does say "You must be 18 years old or over to buy this product", does it mean it is good for sniffing?
VivianDooshley20/09/2019 12:47

As someone looking to freeze pipes, i can confirm this pipe freezing kit …As someone looking to freeze pipes, i can confirm this pipe freezing kit does not work. If anything the pipes actually seemed warmer. 😔


You are supposed to turn the heating off first 😏😜
headworx20/09/2019 13:19

You are supposed to turn the heating off first 😏😜


Lool
headworx20/09/2019 13:19

You are supposed to turn the heating off first 😏😜


I bet a lot of people don't bother with that
That stuff doesn't work. Had a builder friend use it when changing a radiator and had a big leak, no freezing.
These kits only work well on horizontal pipes. I wouldn't use this small size can on anything other than 15mm.
No chance with a 22mm vertical pipe.

As above I've used to save draining down a system recently filled with expensive inhibitor. For 15mm they are fine.
Good deal to keep in my plumbing toolbox.
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Edited by: "mozzer_Morris" 20th Sep
It works fine and is good value. I froze my wash basin pipes (vertical) to attempt to replace the ceramic valves when I couldn't turn off the water from the mains. The water was solid ice for 25 minutes.

I guess some people are using it wrongly. Best not to use it on flowing water

Its the same stuff used to remove dust from keyboards/ computer equipment but this is cheaper
Edited by: "fiqqer" 20th Sep
I use this to kill spiders
fiqqer20/09/2019 14:46

It works fine and is good value. I froze my wash basin pipes (vertical) …It works fine and is good value. I froze my wash basin pipes (vertical) to attempt to replace the ceramic valves when I couldn't turn off the water from the mains. The water was solid ice for 25 minutes.I guess some people are using it wrongly. Best not to use it on flowing water Its the same stuff use to remove dust from keyboards/ computer equipment but this is cheaper


Most water flows when you cut the pipe lol
I've used it and it worked fine. Ambient temperature (lowest possible) is key to success or failure as is keeping the foam sleeve on long enough. Having said that, nothing prevents the brown trouser feeling when cutting the pipe.
Edited by: "superpacman1972" 20th Sep
We used to use liquid CO2 and pipe jackets and it would very rarely work so wouldnt trust these one bit. Drain it down down and do a proper job.
I can vouch for this product. Used it to cut into 15mm mains cold on third floor above a city centre bank where stop-tap wasn’t working. Best 5 mins of my life!
No simple test is to tyrn5the tap on when you think it's frozen.
I had a mate who used this to freeze a rad pipe. Then he tried to braze on a new elbow about 6 inches from where it was frozen. Needless to say he got rather wet 😄
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