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Old 07-29-2012, 03:47 AM   #1
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I am looking into to buying a pipe freezing kit. I am familar with the Ridgid SF-2500 and was wondering if anyone had any experience with other brands or products and what they thought. Thanks



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Old 07-29-2012, 03:54 AM   #2
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Where is the pipe your trying to freeze? Before they had any kits we would freeze the lines with dry ice. The problem with most kits I have seen they freeze a very small area.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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The only one i have experience with is the Ridgid one. It would plug a small area so you could put a valve in or whatever you needed. It wasnt overly heavy to lug around either.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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I used the Ridgid on for years on 2" pipe and it worked pretty well. Just don't soldier to close to you r plug or you get wet. We always had to use silver soldier with oxygen and acetylene so a little warmer.

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Old 11-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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I know this post is a little old but I swear by my Rofrost Turbo 2. I have owned one for about 5 years now. I have never had it serviced and it still works as new. I use it least once a week at it still freezes down to minus 35 degrees centigrade.

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Old 11-13-2013, 04:03 AM   #6
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What would be the need for freezing pipes?

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Old 11-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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We sometimes need to freeze a water service in The street to repair or replace an angle meter stop before the water meter. Other than that you would either have to shut down the whole street or dig up the main and hope the corp stop is still usable.

Freezing is used anywhere you can't shut down a live line.

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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Gotcha.. all that does is freeze the line to stop water flow.. that's pretty nifty..

Ever have a problem with pipes bursting?

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No but I have had my frozen plug blow out on me. That was a mess

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Liquid nitrogen also works wonderfull from 1/2" pipe to 18" pipe.



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