Hot-Shot™ Pipe Thawing Kits
Save time and money with this convenient Hot-Shot Pipe Thawing Kit. Tearing up floors, breaking through walls, or digging up pipes in frozen ground is a thing of the past. Plus, you'll no longer need to use those hazardous blow torches. With the safe Hot-Shot pipe thawer, you can accomplish the job faster and easier, with more money in your pocket. Looking for pipe repair fittings? Click here
- Thaws frozen water pipes quickly and effectively using low voltage, high current electricity
- Thermal overload protection and circuit breakers for maximum safety
- Heavy-gauge steel housing for extreme durability on job sites
- Ability to clear lines up to 175 feet long
- Portability: both the Hot-Shot 400 & the Hot-Shot 320 only weigh 31 lbs!!!
- Plugs into standard 115 volt receptacle
- For use with Copper or Iron pipes
- View control features
Hot-Shot™ Pipe Thawing Machines
Please note: this item is non-returnable. Currently ships in 3-4 weeks.
Additional Hot-Shot™ Cables
Single cable with lug & pipe clamp
Currently ships in 3-4 weeks.
How the Hot-Shot works: One clamp is connected to one side of the frozen section and the other clamp must be connected at least 15 feet away on the other side of the frozen section. This will complete an electric circuit back to the HotShot.
There must be unfrozen water under normal house water pressure on one side of the frozen section and a faucet must be opened down stream on the other side of the frozen section. After the clamps are properly connected the Hot Shot can be plugged into a 120 volt electrical outlet and turned on.
As water begins to thaw the warmer water under pressure above the ice seeps through and helps melt the rest of the ice. Water will begin to flow out the opened faucet in 10 to 15 minutes. Complete thawing times vary depending on length of frozen pipe and type of material. Copper pipes typically take 30% longer to thaw than galvanized piping.
The Hot-Shot 320 draws only 13 amps but puts out 320 amps, and can thaw 1/2" to 1-1/2" pipes up to 100 feet long.
The Hot-Shot 400 has a low setting that draws 14 amps to supply 320 amps of thawing power or can be switched to a high setting that draws 20 amps to provide 400 amps of thawing power. The Hot Shot 400 can thaw 1/2" to 1-1/2" pipes 175 feet long.
Both the Hot Shot 320 and Hot Shot 400 have built-in thermal protection to automatically shut down if the internal temperature reaches a critical level.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "When the Hot-Shot™ is connected to a pipe, is that pipe safe to touch?"
A. Yes - these units output a low voltage (3.5-4.3 volts) that only warms the pipe, rather than drastically heating it. The pipe will remain cool enough to touch, and does not pose an electrocution risk when operated correctly.
Q. "What does the cable gauge mean?"
A. Gauge, as it applies to standard round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire, indicates a measurement of the physical size of a cable. It is a measurement of how large a wire is, either in diameter or cross sectional area. Under the American Wire Gauge (AWG) standards, higher numbers indicate thinner cable. Gauge is a method of defining wire diameter by a number, which was stated originally as the number of passes made through different, increasingly smaller dies. The more passes made through these dies would then decrease the size of the wire. The number for large wire is therefore smaller than for thin wire. In the case of gauges labeled as "2/0" or "4/0", this would mean that they are even larger than 0 (zero) gauge wire; sizes with multiple zeros are successively larger than #0 and can be denoted using "number of zeros/0". For example, 4/0 would be 0000 gauge wire, and would be larger than 2/0 gauge wire.
Q. "Will the Hot-Shot™ thaw PEX, PVC or ABS pipe?"
A. No. The Hot-Shot™ will only thaw pipes that can transfer current.
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