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PIPE THAWING MACHINE, 115volt

Where to find PIPE THAWING MACHINE, 115volt in Chicago

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Manufacturer: GENERAL WIRE

Model: HOT SHOT 300

Daily: $94.50

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  • Frozen pipe thawer. Saves time and money by eliminating the need to tear up floor, break through walls and digging up pipes in frozen ground. No need for hazardous blow torches. Simply attach the pipe clamps and plug it in to unfreeze pipes in minutes. Thaws 1-1/2" diameter lines up to 100' long. Offers thermal overload protection and circuit breakers. 115V. Includes two (2) 10' #2 cables and clamps.
  • 70 lbs
  • 300 amp
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1. Isolate the frozen section of pipe. Inside a house, this is done by opening faucets and back tracking the pipes. The frozen section will usually be in the outside walls, near doors, windows and in crawl spaces under floors. If all the water outlets in the house fail to operate, the line from the curb valve to the house is frozen.
  • 2. House service pipes usually have to be thawed by connecting one cable to the exposed pipe in the kitchen or basement and other cable to the curb service. At the curb, make the connection to the valve at the bottom of the service riser, using the curb key. Do not connect the cable to the adjustable ground level cover as it is a poor connection to the valve.
  • 3. Connect the cables on either side of the frozen section so that they complete an electric circuit. The cable clamps must be at least 10 ft. apart. Caution: The cables get hot! Keep them clear of rugs and finished floors that can be damaged by heat.
  • 4.Good connections are required. Clean all pipes before connecting the cables. Make both pipe connections before plugging unit into receptacle. Make sure all connections are tight to prevent arcing at the clamps. Loose connections also get hot and reduce
  • current flow. Caution: Uncoil the cables. Do not leave any cable coiled up or placed on steel objects as the heating in the pipe will be reduced.
  • 5.If a good connection is made, the pipe and cables will vibrate with a 60 cycle hum that you can feel with your hand. After all connections are made and the unit is plugged in, switch the circuit breaker on.
  • Some Common Problems
  • IF THE CABLES STAY COLD; PIPE DOES NOT THAW, CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
  • Do you have power? Check fuses.
  • Is the circuit breaker switched on?
  • Do you have a good connection?
  • Are the pipes clean at the connection?
  • Are both clamps on the same pipe?
  • Has the thermal protector tripped?
  • Is there a rubber coupling in the line?
  • Is there plastic pipe in the line?
  • Has the ice pushed the joints apart?
  • IF THE CABLES GET WARM; PIPE DOES NOT THAW, CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
  • Are clamps on pipe, not on curb cover?
  • Are the pipes clean under the clamps?
  • Are cables sized properly? (Larger cables
  • must use larger wire size.)
  • IF THE CABLES GET HOT; PIPE DOES NOT THAW, CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
  • Is there water pressure in pipe?
  • Is the source of water pressure frozen?
  • Is source water pump operating?
  • Do the clamps cover all of frozen area?
  • Can the current go more than one way from clamp to clamp?
  • THAWING TIMES
  • The times in the below chart are approximate and under ideal conditions. Actual times will vary depending upon type of pipe, diameter, gauge, and length of cable, etc.
  • Note: Since copper pipe will not heat up as fast as iron pipe, allow about a 30 percent longer thawing time.
  • Note: Longer cables must also be a larger gauge. If smaller diameter cables are used, current will be reduced.
  • 325 AMP Output - Thawing Time - Pipe Length
  • Iron Pipe 20 ft. - 9 minutes / Copper Pipe 20 ft. - 12 minutes
  • Iron Pipe 40 ft. - 12 minutes / Copper Pipe 40ft. - 16 minutes
  • Iron Pipe 50 ft. - 14 minutes / Copper Pipe 50ft. - 19 minutes
  • Iron Pipe 60 ft. - 17 minutes / Copper Pipe 60ft. - 23 minutes
  • Iron Pipe 80 ft. - 24 minutes / Copper Pipe 80 ft. - 32 minutes
  • Iron Pipe 100 ft. - 30 minutes / Copper Pipe 100 ft. - 40 minutes
Prices subject to change without notice.

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