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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  • SamTab18 SJH

    1:40 Can or CAN NOT? What is he saying?

  • SamTab18 SJH

    I need a box of these things

  • The Idiot Driver Project

    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!

  • JohnBee

    Wow that is very nifty!

  • Sparklin Waffles Tubin'

    Kinda reminds me of a hot tap machine


    stainless steel pipe can?

  • Pops 272

    Brilliant video and great piece of kit. Another bit of knowledge to add to my DIY skills. Thank you.

  • Jason C.

    That didn’t seem easy to to me 🙈


    Nice trick but there's sharkbite

  • Steve H

    Explosive tees are much more fun.

  • Craig Bieggar

    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.

  • ryvr madduck

    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.

  • james lynch

    Thanks mate.

  • Me Justme

    Is the copper pipe crimped? I dont understand how the water that travels through, is cut off…

  • dansindan01

    Where does the cut out go?

  • dansindan01

    Does it cut out a single piece of the copper pipe or does the cutter ose s filing method to grind the copper pipe?

  • dansindan01

    Very interesting. Thought provoking! Another Great video

  • 218philip

    Could this valve be used on other typses and sizes of pipe? Cold it be used Freon lines or gas.
    Max pressure?

  • CerealKiller

    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.

  • José luis Far Mer

    Tres segundos, tardo yo en cortar el agua, y colocar una llave de corte.

  • Chuck You

    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.

  • Ron Verburg

    show how the inside and "how" this thing works!

  • Mark Holmes

    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.

  • alex jervis

    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!

  • edward warzocha

    Very cool, good job!

  • R. Galan

    Do these wrench have different sizes? 1/2, 3/4 ó 1 inch?. Thanks for your answer.

  • Paul

    I’m happy you remembered the really old fashioned thing…a screwdriver 🙄

  • Basil Kearsley

    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

  • Percy elliott

    Pretty cool. Not even a drip of water. I am guessing they are fairly expensive?

  • william brooks

    can you fit it to12mm pipe

  • 0TransAtlantic0

    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.

  • Straight talking

    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!

  • cinnamon j

    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.

  • Daniel Foxworthy

    What time of material is the valve and will it effect the copper pipe over time.

  • Simba

    What happens when the chlorine and other poison in the water eats up o-ring

  • Wes Booth

    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!!

  • tectorama

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

  • mad ass

    That's pretty cool.

  • bryant Necessary

    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.

  • Bob Fox

    In the U.S. we have k l and m wall thickness. Knowledgeable plumbers know that. Do it yourselfers dont.

  • Detroit Dave

    It’s a hot tap works great to do repairs before the shutoff so you don’t have to shut down the whole water line.

  • Eric x

    Cool! I didn’t know you could “hot tap” home things. Where does the coupon go? Is there a place in the seat area? Thanks

  • john want

    Been around for years,self cutting isolating valves lol

  • C. Mike Longo

    Thanks very nice 👍

  • Martin Lewis

    Would be useful to see it stopping the water. I still prefer freeze kit

  • 915Richyplumber

    What’s the biggest copper pipe you can use this tool???

  • Jpdst29

    Regardless of if I would use things like this…I'm always interested in seeing what inventions people come up with. Good video!

  • rogar61

    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.

  • George Costandi

    Is this code approved in Canada? anyone knows?

  • djexclusivee

    So would this work while water is live? In the case of an emergency bursted pipe

  • Mike Ross

    Thanks for the knowledge dude!

  • Francis Ziegler

    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.

  • vipleather

    How about fixing the real problem. Turning the water off.

  • Moon Walker


  • eric brufatto

    "… this is 50 mil pipe…" I don't think so, Tim! 👀🤣🤣🤣😊

  • armindo ferreira

    Very good Like !…

  • Rupanka Baruah Medical pipeline services

    Can we use it for air supply pipes and do they come for different sizes

  • Joseph Lee

    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.

  • Rudy Olivarez

    Where can I find those

  • daniel marshall

    I work for the council and we have just started installing these… great piece of kit!

  • steve gale

    Maybe you could buy a small adjustable spanner rather than use that bloody great thing to tighten a small nut?

  • Alberta Proud

    By the time you’re done drilling this thing into a copper line, I’d have the water off and do it right.

  • Nigel Brooks

    A bit of phaf but there will be a scenario where bthis would be a life saver. keep the vids coming.

  • Dan Banner

    The way you say pipe or “paeepe” make me want to shank my ears out with a shit gun

  • peanutaxis

    You cAn or cAn't use if you have paint or solder drips?

    This has to be the least clear sentence on youtube.

  • peanutaxis

    Goodbye high water flow.

  • tecno prophet

    Pipe freezing kit .

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    Very well done and very clear demonstration.

  • M Garner

    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..

  • Daniel Brinkman

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

  • Richard Keeler

    Never seen these before could of done with one of at the weekend where did u get it from

  • Crystal Davies

    Oh my god your a life saver thankyou

  • Armedefender D

    It looks good , but should be inside the pipe a piece of cooper that eventually is going to create a problem.

  • brit nic

    rubber seals dont last a life time like a weld would… can it be trusted….

  • Donal Mooney

    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.

  • Lucas T

    I want one even though I don’t have any pipes to isolate.

  • Robert Nowak

    200 years ago you would have been burned on a pyre for doing this ;-D

  • Rob Basque

    This is excellent
    Only is it for internal diameter 15mm or external diameter 15mm pipe & is it available for both ?

  • Joseph Vatalaro

    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 ?

  • Jbe #17

    I’ll just turn the water off and shark bite

  • The B-Line

    I see how this can be very useful. I haven't seen any of these sold in the states though.

  • L Montoya

    Is there a similar product for refrigerant piping?

  • sinicaL66

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

  • Kevin Bradley

    Where does the piece go that you have cut out?

  • joe Poe

    Elaborate product …….but there's many better ways to install a valve

  • titanebay

    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.

  • mavos1211

    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.

  • Jorge Guerrero

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

  • Abe T.

    They don't sell these in America. Cause we aint retards.

  • jkprops

    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

  • Thomas Malone

    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.

  • Chris Felice

    I r plumber and this will get me outta a jam

  • Chris Felice

    Goes right along with pro press and shark it and anything else that isn’t brazed or soft

  • Jamie Rymer

    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?

  • longshaftsas 1987

    Well done mate

  • SlickManChoux

    Good practice.
    I prefer to find the way to Shut the main and install the proper valve. It still diy.

  • StevieSpain D

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

  • J PR

    Isolate = shut off flow?

  • spkeegan4586

    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!!

  • D H

    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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