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Frost King

Model # HC18A

Internet # 100196820

Store SKU # 476269

18 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit

$30.84 /each

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Model # HC18A

Internet # 100196820

Store SKU # 476269

Store SO SKU # 1000896204

The Thermwell Products Co., Inc 18 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit is designed for use on metal and plastic water pipes to help prevent the pipes from freezing. This kit comes pre-assembled for easy installation. It has a built-in thermostat.

  • For use on 2 in. metal and plastic water pipes
  • 1 year warranty
  • Helps keep water flowing down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Plug has a power indicator light

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Maximum compatible pipe size (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
1.625 
Product Height (in.) 
.5 
Product Length (in.) 
216 in 
Product Width (in.) 
.5 
Details
Accessory Type 
Insulation 
Compatible Pipe Material 
Aluminum 
Fire rated 
No 
Insulation R-Value 
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.) 
Pipe or Fitting Product Type 
Accessory 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.1 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Self-sealing 
No 
Warranty / Certifications
ENERGY STAR Certified 
No 
Manufacturer Warranty 
none 

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Compatible Pipe Material: Aluminum
Insulation R-Value: 0
Price: $30 - $40
Brand: Frost King
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Could this be put on the outside of a plastic bucket to keep the water inside from freezing for animals to drink?

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January 23, 2014
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No, this product is not intended for use outdoors or for plastic buckets.
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December 10, 2013
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Thank you. I assumed that the company wouldn't recommend for liability issues. But I think I've heard of several people using them that way. Do you plug it into an outdoor outlet with no problems?
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December 9, 2013
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They can not recommend use for that. But I have wrapped one around my dog's METAL water bucket for years with no problems.
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December 6, 2013
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No, it cannot be used for this purpose.
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Is it ok to cover the electric heat cable with the foam pipe insulation?

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October 4, 2015
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The instructions say to use insulation, to cover the entire length of the heat tape & pipe, INCLUDING the thermostat. Yes, according to the instructions, the thermostat SHOULD be covered with insulation, like the rest of the tape.
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January 14, 2014
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Per the instructions, you should not cover with anything. I used mine on a water hose for my RV, and I wapped my hose first in ONE layer of aluminum foil, and then wrapped the heat tape on the hose. However, if you are using this on a water pipe, rather than a hose, as I did, DO NOT wrap with the foil. The foil is intended to protect the water HOSE from the heat given off. A water PIPE should not need Read More
Per the instructions, you should not cover with anything. I used mine on a water hose for my RV, and I wapped my hose first in ONE layer of aluminum foil, and then wrapped the heat tape on the hose. However, if you are using this on a water pipe, rather than a hose, as I did, DO NOT wrap with the foil. The foil is intended to protect the water HOSE from the heat given off. A water PIPE should not need this. It is NOT recommended to further encase the heat tape with anything, such as the foam insulation, as it does give off heat, and the wrapping could cause a fire. Read Less
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January 10, 2014
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Yes in can be covered with Foam insulation.
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Can you use these cables for bottom heat in a seed bed

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January 22, 2016
the cable would be 6 inches or so under dirt .
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February 9, 2016
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No, it will not work in the dirt. It only works on water supply line pipes.
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January 23, 2016
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No, it will not work in the dirt. It only works on water supply line pipes.
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can i put it around snowblower 2 keep oil warm inside un heated garage

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January 30, 2016
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No, this cable kit is only for use with water lines.
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January 26, 2016
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No, this heat cable will not work for a snow blower. It is only made to work on water supply lines.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not worth the money Product produces very little heat from what its advertised. I can't see it preventing pipes from freezing. February 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quit working in a week Quit working in a week, wouldn't replace. Even with receipt. Will buy different placed next time. February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product, easy to install Our pipes had froze and broke, repaired pipes and installed heat tape, no more problems February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Use for a heater hose on my RV water hose I got this installed on my hose and it seemed to be working very well, however before I had a chance to really test it out and use it, I had to disconnect my water hose and shutoff the water, due to frozen water in the line. I will be hooking it up again, once the water line has thawed. The hose I had it installed on already had frozen water in it so that really didn't help. And then, the water supply line froze, so I just diconnected the hose. We had -20 temps and now we are still in the 20-30 range, so I may have to wait until some warmer days to test this out again. January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good quality tape Make sure you read the instuctions before instillation. I installed one last year and did it wrong! DUH!! I had to change my installation on the pipes from last year!! My fault completely. Other than my mistake it was a great product and ez to install.The hardest part was covering it with rolled insullation.I have a small crawl and the old home isnt piped for ez instillaton. October 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Instructions or package does not tell you that the product does not work in an above 38 degree environment. Product only works in outside environment below 38 degrees due to nonadjustable thermostat. Instructions or package neglects to mention that key fact. I had to find that out by researching the reviews on-line. The product seems to be fairly well made and probably works for certain applications. It will not work in any indoor to outdoor type installation. I will be returning the product shortly. February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just the right product Information based on shipping and right type of product. Have not used product yet and will be next winter before use. April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oil line My outside oil furnace lines were frozen at -5 degrees. After installing heat tape no problem at -16 degrees January 28, 2014
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