The Water-Gate® water shutoff tool can be used when changing out a valve, soldering or gluing fittings, making waterline repairs, and testing lines under pressure; there is no need to shut off water to the rest of the building or drain lines, or use bread clogs or freeze lines, states the manufacturer. It inserts into copper, steel, PVC, and CPVC through valves, fittings, and couplings. The Water-Gate features a flexible seal designed to withstand temperatures from -20 degrees to 225 degrees F. It is rated to 65 psi. Ideal for refrigeration and boiler applications, this tool makes the work fast when replacing valves, 90-degree elbows and tees, and fixing pinhole and midpipe leaks, according to the manufacturer. It is available individually in sizes ranging from 1/2 to 4 inches and in a kit that contains an assortment of sizes.

Clean-Fit Products, 7310 Corporate Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060; 800-321-3598; 440-255-1072 (fax);;

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