freezing pipe

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.

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

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

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.

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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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

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).

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.

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:

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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