freezing pipe


9 replies to this topic
  • RER97

Posted December 09, 2008 - 04:16 PM

#1

when you freeze a pipe to get the dents out of it what are people using for the ends so the water doesn't come out.

  • Wiz636

Posted December 09, 2008 - 04:27 PM

#2

Nothing. The water on the ends freezes first forming it's own plug.

  • RER97

Posted December 09, 2008 - 04:45 PM

#3

im confused do you put the pipe vertical in the freezer than add water do you fill it full wouldnt leak out?

  • motomanmike26

Posted December 09, 2008 - 04:54 PM

#4

You can buy plugs from Home Depot or Lowes. Some people just use tape, Or bottle caps(H20 water bottle caps, gatorade bottle caps, anything that has a cap, ect). A buddy of mine just jammed a potatoe on the end until the pipe froze then pulled it out an let the pipe sit. I would recomend doing this but whatever works for you.

  • Poppy_103v

Posted December 10, 2008 - 01:59 AM

#5

If the dent is on the bend, you can just fill it and stand it up like a horseshoe in the freezer. Just tape the collar up so it doesnt slide down and get wedged when the bend freezes.
I don't have a before pic, but this bend was a taco before I froze it.

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  • kylwk1500

Posted December 10, 2008 - 05:27 AM

#6

ya i just usually use tape. be very careful. monitor it's progress. I (admitadely) froze my megabomb to long and cracked it. not a good move ha

  • motomanmike26

Posted December 10, 2008 - 12:34 PM

#7

ya i just usually use tape. be very careful. monitor it's progress. I (admitadely) froze my megabomb to long and cracked it. not a good move ha


Yes, thats another thing, once its frozen you want to keep an eye on it, check it every 10 minutes atleast. It might take a couple times to get it perfect(i mean freezing it, then thawing it, then doing it again).

  • grayracer513

Posted December 10, 2008 - 12:55 PM

#8

It's advisable not to force it to thaw, either, as titanium can be a bit brittle at low temps. Leave it in the sun, or stick it in some 70 degree water. The process may require 3-4 reps.

  • hillclimbguy

Posted December 10, 2008 - 10:17 PM

#9

It's advisable not to force it to thaw, either, as titanium can be a bit brittle at low temps. Leave it in the sun, or stick it in some 70 degree water. The process may require 3-4 reps.


This is good to know. Thanks Gray:worthy:

  • endurodog

Posted December 11, 2008 - 04:11 PM

#10

FWIW when I have done this I have used no plugs and it works just fine. I don't fill it all the way to the top, set it in the freezer so nothing can spill out, and it has worked like a charm. I even did this with my 2 stroke pipe last year, luckly I have a large freezer that can fit a 2 stroke pipe in. The 2 stroke pipe didn't come out as good as the 4 stroke pipes I have done but it does work for those also.





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