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Old 04-14-2017, 09:48 PM   #11
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That is exactly the one we have at the shop. That is the one I posted a picture of in action.


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I'm not going to buy one, just want to make sure the contractor I get to do the job has one. Have a wall hydrant fed by a 3/4" line right off of the 4" main for the building, ball valve leaking thru, if they have one of these (I'm sure they do, they are a large contractor), they can freeze the 3/4" line, Pro-Press a new ball valve in, zing zang zong, bing bang bong, done.
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I'm not going to buy one, just want to make sure the contractor I get to do the job has one. Have a wall hydrant fed by a 3/4" line right off of the 4" main for the building, ball valve leaking thru, if they have one of these (I'm sure they do, they are a large contractor), they can freeze the 3/4" line, Pro-Press a new ball valve in, zing zang zong, bing bang bong, done.
High priced piece of equipment that would never be used,I would never use it enough to pay for it
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High priced piece of equipment that would never be used,I would never use it enough to pay for it
So, whenever it's used, tag a "special equipment" charge on it, just like sewer/drain cleaning equipment should be
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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.

As a follow up on this topic, I looked up that old tool. I know that it is at least 10 years old -- probably 15 maybe even 20. Still works uses CO2 bottles with a diptube in them so-as you can get liquid when the bottle is upright this kit froze from 1/2 through 2" One trick I always used was to use a clamp on self-tap valve (I did mention that on here years ago) that valve was then wasted but it did tell you when you had a freeze without cutting the pipe or tube I mentioned using dry ice we used to do that regularly on lead water service repairs when the curb stop would not turn.
Ever hear about dumping a gallon of kerosene down a curb box a couple of days before going to do a job? Of course there was no EPA back then.
Nor was everybody sue-happy.
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As I said previously, I do not need or want to buy one...

Just got the proposal from my contractor for the hydrant/valve replacement, they don't want to freeze the line, sheesh. I'd rather not drain a 6 story building...
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As I said previously, I do not need or want to buy one...

Just got the proposal from my contractor for the hydrant/valve replacement, they don't want to freeze the line, sheesh. I'd rather not drain a 6 story building...
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I have a press tool that will mash down the copper then reform it afterwords. I spent about $300 and have never used it.


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