Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cals Worked fine
I used this to freeze a pair of 8mm pipes that were feeding a radiator, the insulation collar round them together. Followed the instructions using half the can and was pleasantly surprised to be able to cut the pipes about 4 inches from the collar without loss of water - so it must have been well frozen as the hacksawing makes heat. I then put a couple of end stops on while I did the next phase of my changes, then used the second half of the can to refreeze. I hadn't removed the insulation collar, so just squirted into the same one and didn't need the second collar supplied. Got the new connectors fitted and plumbed to the new radiator without mishap. Then had half an hour lunch and when I got back one of my compression joints that I hadn't fully tightened was just beginning to drip, so I knew it had thawed. Cut off the insulation collar and set up the thermostatic valve. Very useful product, especially for avoiding draining the heating in winter.
25 Jan 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stackrock Freezing spray
What a product! took longer to thaw the pipes out than it they took to freeze!
The can of freezing solution was more than enough to freeze two pipes/ I was able to replace two rad valves without draining the system down. Well recommended!
23 Jan 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bendy6 Pipe freezing kit
Firstly make sure you have everything to hand before attempting to freeze your pipe. The pipe freezing kit had everything in it in order to freeze my pipe, I needed to freeze a mains pipe leading to a cold water tank in the loft in order for me to put a valve in place and then change the ball valve. Give it a little time to freeze to ensure a good ice plug is formed may be up to 3 or 4 minutes. This produce worked perfectly fine and certainly done what was required. I estimated it lasted about 15 minutes so ensure as previously stated have everything to hand or fit a shut off valve in place to ensure safety first
1 Jan 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Phil54 Does the Job, Brilliantly
I have never used this type of kit before. I needed to change a valve at one end of a radiator. I didn't want to drain the whole system down for about 15 mins works.
I only used one of the sleeves as I managed to close the valve at the other end. The pipes were vertical and the sleeve was too long so I cut it down by about 40mm. Using the extra bit of foam supplied to pack it out for a 15mm pipe used the zip tie to hold it in place. I pushed the tube down as low as I could get it and found that if I pushed the trigger down in bursts it was more efficient at cooling. I felt the bit of copper pipe exposed and it was cool. After the recommended 5 mins it was a lot colder, so i went for it and undone the fittings after a few dribbles of water the wife put her finger over the end of the radiator (she's good at things like that) to save the radiator emptying onto the floor. The valve was removed and new one fitted. I was expecting loads of water to drain out of the radiator in total about half a mug was all that came out. Good team work, job done in 10 mins. The product is a bit expensive but I have enough to do it again. Next time i would weigh the can so i could gauge if I used half of the tin.
Brill product follow the instructions to the letter, i would definitely recommend it and use again for this type of job.
11 Oct 2015