Aladdin EasyFit Isolator | Isolate a live water pipe

Aladdin EasyFit Isolator | Isolate a live water pipe


this is the Aladdin easy fit isolator – these
can be installed onto a live Water pipe so this pipe is 15 mil copper pipe you
can also install these on plastic pipe as long as you follow the instructions
these are incredibly useful if you ever get a pipe that you cannot isolate
obviously once the pipe is at mains pressure there is no way of isolating it
you can actually isolate it by fitting one of these and there’s no need to
isolate the wall so you can actually fit this to the pipe when it has water in at mains pressure so these are incredibly useful for flats large factories etc
where it is impossible to isolate the water
there are currently two different types of kits available there’s the one with
the tool kit which includes those three tools which is a little bit more
expensive or you can just get the kit without the tool kit so that will give
you all the components you need for the easy fit isolator in the kit you’ll get
a set of instructions and it is important that you follow the
instructions I’m not going to fit this onto a piece
of 15 millimetre copper pipe and I’ll just show you how easy it is to install
one of these as well as these tools you are also going to need a powerful drill
that is a minimum of fourteen point four volts this is the pipe where we’re
going to install the easy fit isolator you do need to check the pipe and ensure
that it is clean you can’t actually use the easy fit isolator if it has been
painted or if it has solder drips on it to start off with we need to remove the
four cap head bolts so I’m just going to flick the drill into reverse and we’ll just
remove all four of those I’m now going to adjust the torque on the drill and
I’m going to set it to about the mid position so that is the two components
it’s a good idea to check that the sealing rings are in position I’m not
going to decide exactly where I want it and it doesn’t really matter on this
pipe but once you decided on the correct place you cannot slide up and down
because that could dislodge the seals so I’m just going to pull the pipe away from
the wall slightly and I’m just going to slip the back of the easy-fit isolator
behind it like so so I’m not going to put the Front on
and I’m going to start inserting the cap head bolts so I’m just going to wind
them all in so they are nearly touching the isolator so I’m going to do that with all four so I’ll now ensure these are tight, I’ll start
with that one and then I’ll take the diagonal ones and then I’ll do the other
two we now need to swap over to the long socket so we’ll remove the hex bit just open up the chuck and then for this I’m
going to ensure that the drill is in the slow speed which it is and I’m also going
to select maximum torque so I’m going to put that on to the drill symbol like so
you also need to check that the plastic split collar is on the spindle when you
perform this operation we now need to ensure that the drill is in forward gear
or is turning to the right as you will do to tighten something we can then put
this on the hexagonal part there we need to drive this in until the red line
reaches the top of the collar now need to remove the collar you can
unscrew that and discard it. I have to point out this is a very powerful drill
and if you are struggling driving that in with the drill you will have to use a
ratchet instead or a wrench on the housing we have a red dot and also on the
cutter plug we have a red dot they need to be aligned you do need to turn it in
a clockwise direction to get those aligned
But if you can’t turn it in a clockwise direction which I can’t with this one we
will have to back that off in an anti-clockwise direction until the two
red marks aligned so we now have both of the red dots perfectly aligned at the
top we can now remove the split poly tube that comes off very easily now
all we have to do is fit the plastic cap that simply goes over the spindle just
need to push that down and then we just need to screw in the screws for this part I’m actually using a screw driver because these screws are very small and
I don’t wanna risk stripping them using an electric drill I’ve got two of those if we can now do
the remaining two once we’ve done that we can then fit the handle to the
isolator can of course fit it either way around whichever preference you prefer so
I’m just going to put it that way for now once we’ve fit the handle will then put
the half nut on once you’ve installed it and you need to isolate the water
supply it’s very easy simply close the lever like so and that will isolate
the water supply so these are very useful as you can use them on live
systems that you can’t isolate if you’re working in a block of flats or a large
factory it isn’t always possible to isolate the water supply if an
isolation valve has not already been installed I hope you’ve enjoyed watching
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100 Comments

  1. I used something like this before and it worked fine however when I removed it i noticed the cut out piece was pushed inwards and a thick green copper build up had occurred taking up nearly half the pipe

  2. I can think of at least one application where this would have saved me the hire cost of a Rothenberger pipe freezing kit and a 2 hour wait for a live hot(!) water pipe to freeze, all so I could change a sink faucet! 😀
    I like it!

  3. I wonder if anyone has tried this in a condo where multiple units share the water line. Typically we have to call a company to freeze the pipes because the water mains in the high rise condo units are difficult to access and coordinate with all the residents. My concern might be about copper residue in the lines for the unsuspecting neighbors.

  4. Last month I was going to change the bath tub cold water valve. I couldn't turn off the city water, so I just removed the valve, had full hundred pound water pressure spraying in the tub and on me as I finagled the new valve in the valve body. It worked, I got soaked, but trying to fight against that water pressure was real bitch. Damn I could have used one of the isolators, I didn't know about them.

  5. As a maintenance engineer I come across catastrophic leaks ( or cause them 😁 ) quite frequently. For me, a push fit valve is a better option, cut through the pipe (even under mains pressure) and push the valve on. You can then re-pipe to compete the job. Yes you get a little wet, but that comes with the territory.

  6. They have been making some real time saving gadgets for plumbing, I love it. It always seems like they don’t put shut offs where you need them, so you end up shutting down the water for the whole building until you make your repairs. Very informative video and I like the way you stressed READ the instructions, I’m sure it could go very wrong if you don’t.

  7. Very clever thing but it’s a lot easier to hot fit a standard valve… unless you are the Wicked Witch of the West and you melt in water. If that’s the case call a plumber.

  8. When I was a maintenance guy in a big old school complex, we spent a small fortune on 'FREEZERS', which on vertical sections, usually ending up working in a cold shower!

  9. This a great idea and great video. I have used the water freezing kit before, but they are not friendly to the environment, this would have been much simpler. Was thinking of getting a set just in case, but they are £45 so will hold off on that

  10. To everyone asking what happens once the pipe is cut, here is the link to Ultimate Handyman's follow up video which shows exactly how this device works.
    https://youtu.be/H9JSbIPLffM

  11. Thanks for the introduction; I could of used these Aladins many times in the past. A great way to get the stress levels up can be achieved by freezing a live pipe, cutting into it and then finding you didn't have all the bits you that you thought you had to finish the job!

  12. well filmed and described. Nice product, maybe more for an emergency or temprorary use but it's hard to see why or when it would be needed. I think most of the time I could shout the water off long enough to do solder in, compression in, or Shark. It does seem like a high quality, well thought out product and as someone below surmised- the slug is held in place maybe-or maybe it's a single drill hole? not sure. Awesome follow up would be a tear down and exam.

  13. Anybody know when this will be available in US?

    Works on the same principal as propress so I'm in!!! For me yhese would be in emergency situations where you cant shut the water down. These dont look like theyre mesnt for your normal service/shutoff valve. Id feel better if there was a little more of a pipe crimp with the thing but this would be amazing to have in the arsenal!!

  14. I came across similar valves when I was working. Horrible things, purely a DIY valve. they nearly always end up eventually leaking.

  15. I gues people just dont know about the city shutoff valve. I work in texas as a plumber. But the only true statement you can make on this is that only time will tell.

  16. I wouldn't be comfortable installing one of these unless I had access to the main valve as well because if this goes wrong and you can't get to the main, then it's game over – you're flooded and f*cked.

  17. That is impressive! I seriously could have used this five or six years ago. Basically, I had to resort to stuffing bread in our supply line, before attempting to solder a new valve. It worked, but it wasn't pretty.

  18. I would not trust a piece of plastic with high pressure water. Always better cut the pipe and solder a cut off valve properly soldered in place. If there is wood behind, put a piece of dry wall between the wood and the pipe. This is a wired situation most people will not encounter. A pipe exposed like that.

  19. A Well done video. This s a clamp on valve. We have these in the refrigeration industry. Only problem with our clamp on valves in the refrigeration industry is they eventually leak – usually..

  20. Whatever 50 millimeter is…looks like half inch to me…thank god the metric system never caught on in the u.s.

  21. Brilliant I'm no plumber but what a gift of a video for the likes of me thank you Mr Ultimate you are my handyman. subscribed.

  22. Product seems to be ideal for emergency repairs. Only concern I have is the copper piece and or shavings once drilled. Could copper debris affect cartridges or fixtures since it does not have anywhere to go ?

  23. Electrolytes problem and debris interduced to the system not a permanent solution but effective if you don't care about your fixtures

  24. Nicely done video. I would rather freeze water in the pipe and put in a compression fit or sweat valve . Much better for the life if the pipe.

  25. How long have these been around?

    When I did maintenance 17 odd years ago we only had freezing kits which were a pain!

    If these were around then I could have saved myself some serious grief.

  26. Wow! This is so so nice. Thank you for the video. Unfortunately the device is only sold in The UK. Cheers from Mexico 😀

  27. It seems like nobody really listen to what this product is, it isolates a water pipe. Let say you have a leak in a pipe you cannot get to to fix ( in a wall or in a concrete slab) you can instantly install this and stop the flow of water ( and possible water damage) and now you can work on finding and fixing the water leak. Where i live all the high rise apartments built back in the day have no individual water shut off so when working on one unit you have to shut off the entire buildings water supply. This would be perfect for retrofitting

  28. What happens to the drill copper windings, to they get clogged ? Or , does the valve take it In? Coll thing none the less. Emergency saddle valves.

  29. Is there a distributor or supplier for this product in the US? And is there a competitor product similar – that can be installed on live copper lines?

  30. Fantastic video! Great talk through, great info, loved it. Watched the follow up, too. Thanks for these vids.

  31. I need this right now! Main line seized in the building. Need to replace shower valve. Building is old and no isolation valves for cold water anywhere. B.s. plumbing job when constructed. Man this product is cool!!! I need it now!!

  32. I used one of these and it failed on me when trying to drill following instructions carefully, wont be using again not worth risk, luckily it rounded off before cutting in correctly, I just use speedfit pipe attached to stop tap (pipe goes outside drain), cut pipe, pop on new tap – tighten onto pipe – water goes outside, then close tap done, it could have been installer error but something I cant risk in customers homes

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