Frozen

Pipes Causing Problems? 

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ICEBREAKER MACHINES

Compact machines ideal for professional plumbers, household use, and light industrial use.

 

COMMON PROBLEMS. EASY SOLUTIONS.

Do you have power?
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?

CABLES STAY COLD.

PIPE DOESN'T THAW.

Do you have power?
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?

Do you have power?
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?

CABLES GET WARM.

PIPE DOESN'T THAW.

Are clamps on pipe, not on curb cover?
Are the pipes clean under the clamps?
Are cables sized properly?

(Larger cable must use larger wire size.)

Do you have power?
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?

CABLES GET HOT.

PIPE DOESN'T THAW.

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?

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Electric pipe thawing machines use a safe, low voltage to quickly release ice without the need for an open flame or arc welder. 

When electrically thawing a section of metal water pipe, it is only necessary to heat the pipe enough to melt a thin film of ice on the inside of the pipe. The warmer water, under standard pressure, on the side of the ice will break the surface tension and very quickly melt the rest of the ice, causing a flow out of the open faucet. If operated properly, the pipe thawing machine should melt the ice and cause the water to start the flow in about 10 minutes.

ICEBREAKER
TO THE RESCUE

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ICEBREAKER 350

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*APPROXIMATE UNDER IDEAL CONDITIONS*

(Actual times will vary depending upon type of pipe, diameter, gauge, and length of cable)

ICEBREAKER 450

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*APPROXIMATE UNDER IDEAL CONDITIONS*

(Actual times will vary depending upon type of pipe, diameter, gauge, and length of cable)