Ice Pig !

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8doubles

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Ice Pig !
« on: May 16, 2018, 17:33 »
They Ice Pigged the water main up the road yesterday !

Very clever stuff !

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jaydig

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Re: Ice Pig !
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 19:01 »
Showing my ignorance again, but what's an Ice Pig, and what does it do?

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Re: Ice Pig !
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 19:39 »
Hi Jaydig ,  a pig is the term for a pipe cleaning tool which uses the pressure of liquid behind it to scour out the solid matter that builds up in a pipeline in say the oil industry.
An Ice pig is just a plug of crushed ice they can send down a domestic water main to descale without any risk of losing a rigid version and blocking the flow till it is dug out !
Several videos on Youtube if you look for Ice Pigging. :)

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Re: Ice Pig !
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 19:48 »
Well, you learn something new every day, don't you.   I'd never heard of this before.  Thanks for the information.

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Re: Ice Pig !
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 20:09 »
Something new to me as well  ::)
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Re: Ice Pig !
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 11:14 »
Glad it wasn't just me who had no idea of what an ice pig was. I was imagining a very cold, blue looking pig with icicles hanging from his ears and snout. 😆


 

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