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Old 04-14-2017, 08:12 AM   #1
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I remember some years ago seeing what was called the "Cool Tool", I believe it wrapped around a water line, used liquid CO2 to freeze the water in a line, so a repair could be made downstream? Anyone own one, used one, or is there even such a thing?

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Ridged cold shot ( I think) we have one and I have used it a couple of times to replace main shutoff valve when curb stop was broken. It comes in a box as a closed unit. Just plug it in an outlet and clamp it on the pipe. Then spray water on it until you have a good solid block of ice. Sorry I don't have a picture of the unit but it is just a big black metal toolbox.


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Ridged cold shot ( I think) we have one and I have used it a couple of times to replace main shutoff valve when curb stop was broken. It comes in a box as a closed unit. Just plug it in an outlet and clamp it on the pipe. Then spray water on it until you have a good solid block of ice. Sorry I don't have a picture of the unit but it is just a big black metal toolbox.


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Does it work with pressure on the line?
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I remember some years ago seeing what was called the "Cool Tool", I believe it wrapped around a water line, used liquid CO2 to freeze the water in a line, so a repair could be made downstream? Anyone own one, used one, or is there even such a thing?

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Yes, I will look it up and post the details.
I would say at this time it was manufactured by Savin. Prior to C02 we used Freon gas to freeze pipes. Back in the apprentice days we used dry ice.

The apprentice days for me was in the 50'S.
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Yes, I will look it up and post the details.
I would say at this time it was manufactured by Savin. Prior to C02 we used Freon gas to freeze pipes. Back in the apprentice days we used dry ice.

The apprentice days for me was in the 50'S.
Yes liquid R12 did the job quick, also was great for chilling beer fast. Pre-Montreal Protocol of course.
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The water can't be running in the house but after frozen it will work with full pressure on the street side.


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Can you use that on a side sewer? That would be interesting.

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Can you use that on a side sewer? That would be interesting.

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Side sewer? I would not expect it to be able to do a sewer and I can't see why one would need that


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Ridgid makes one. It is in their catalog.
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