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freezing pipe

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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).

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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.

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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:

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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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