"Bit sceptical about relying on an ice plug to hold back heating system. Managed to change 2 rad valves on 10mm microbore pipe with no issues. Actually had to wait for the ice to defrost so I could test the new valves. Would definitely use again to save draining system."
"I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to plumbing, turning off supplies and draining systems to do work but faced with a washing machine water supply with a leaking tee valve and leaking stopcock life was going to be painful. I have never used a pipe freezing kit before but this worked a treat. Followed the instructions and I had an isolated cold water feed to replace both leaking items and no spillage. Still have half a can left if needed. Quick and simple to use even for the prospective DIY'er. i would use this kit again without question."
"Never froze a pipe before and was a bit worried I would be the one it doesn't work for, but it did and got me out of trouble of not being able to find the stop cock. Only problem I found was with the large can which can be used for two freezes, the instructions say use half the can but how can you judge half a can ? In the end I reckon I use well under half the can and it still worked. Excellent product."
"I used this to freeze a pair of 8mm pipes that were feeding a radiator, the insulation collar round them together. Followed the instructions using half the can and was pleasantly surprised to be able to cut the pipes about 4 inches from the collar without loss of water - so it must have been well frozen as the hacksawing makes heat. I then put a couple of end stops on while I did the next phase of my changes, then used the second half of the can to refreeze. I hadn't removed the insulation collar, so just squirted into the same one and didn't need the second collar supplied. Got the new connectors fitted and plumbed to the new radiator without mishap. Then had half an hour lunch and when I got back one of my compression joints that I hadn't fully tightened was just beginning to drip, so I knew it had thawed. Cut off the insulation collar and set up the thermostatic valve. Very useful product, especially for avoiding draining the heating in winter."
"What a product! took longer to thaw the pipes out than it they took to freeze! The can of freezing solution was more than enough to freeze two pipes/ I was able to replace two rad valves without draining the system down. Well recommended!"
"I have never used this type of kit before. I needed to change a valve at one end of a radiator. I didn't want to drain the whole system down for about 15 mins works.
I only used one of the sleeves as I managed to close the valve at the other end. The pipes were vertical and the sleeve was too long so I cut it down by about 40mm. Using the extra bit of foam supplied to pack it out for a 15mm pipe used the zip tie to hold it in place. I pushed the tube down as low as I could get it and found that if I pushed the trigger down in bursts it was more efficient at cooling. I felt the bit of copper pipe exposed and it was cool. After the recommended 5 mins it was a lot colder, so i went for it and undone the fittings after a few dribbles of water the wife put her finger over the end of the radiator (she's good at things like that) to save the radiator emptying onto the floor. The valve was removed and new one fitted. I was expecting loads of water to drain out of the radiator in total about half a mug was all that came out. Good team work, job done in 10 mins. The product is a bit expensive but I have enough to do it again. Next time i would weigh the can so i could gauge if I used half of the tin.
Brill product follow the instructions to the letter, i would definitely recommend it and use again for this type of job."
"This was just the kit needed to freeze 2 central heating pipes that required re-routing". I only needed to use one sleeve cut in half, as they are reusable (you need some extra ty-wraps to use again). I only required half a can of freeze spray to freeze 2 x 15mm pipes. the best bit is i still have enough to use for another job when needed, very good value for money :)"
"Used this to freeze some black alkathene pipe to replace a seized stop cock. Did my research and some people said don't freeze some people said do?!?! So I did and it worked great. No fuss, no nonsense. Follow the instructions and make note of the time because this was accurate to the minute!!!"
"I've used Arctic Spray before with great results. Don't waste time and effort draining down the central heating system. Just follow the instructions to the letter and hey presto! Job done. Never any worries so long as you follow the instructions."
"Old 8mm micro radiator valve had been overtightened in the past and was cracked so needed changing it started to leak very slightly. I searched the internet and came accross this, I was told all plumbers use this product. I cut the sleeve to the size I needed, put the tie wrap on plus some tape and a bit of kitched roll round the botton to stop gas leaking. Waited 5 mins then turned valve on !!!! No water so I cut pipe with screwfix cutter £2.88 put new rad valve on tightened up job done. This is a brilliant product saves draining system and the expensive cost of a plumber just have everything near just in case until you gain confidence, think it through before starting, I got a 8mm isolation valve just in case and did not need it. Well done screw fix"
"I have used these kits several times to replace TRV's that have seized up; rather than draining the system and it has worked 100% first time everytime. I am always sightly cautious and make sure everything is to hand ready to go; jointing paste in place etc, just in case there is a need to rush but I have never had that panic moment when the ice plug goes - so far. The only problem is how much to use in each jacket when doing 2 pipes at the same time but usually count to 10 in each then repeat until it is all used up or comes out the sides."
"used quite a few of these kits now , make sure you check the box before leaving the store as my last one only had 1insulating jacket in. will freeze a 15mm pipe in under 10 minutes and stays frozen for around 30 mins if conditions are right.,"
"This stuff is spot-on. i was concerned before but after few uses you start trusting it. you don't need to scale it . you can determine by hand when is half, and you'l know when you see the frost on the pipe, outside the sleeve, it is ready."