Frost King 18 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit-HC18A - The Home Depot

Frost King

Model # HC18A

Internet # 100196820

Store SKU # 476269

18 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit

Frost King 18 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit

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$30.84 / each


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


Assembled Depth (in.)  1.625 in  Assembled Height (in.)  10.625 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  10.25 in  Maximum compatible pipe size (in.) 
Product Height (in.)  .5  Product Length (in.)  216 in 
Product Width (in.)  .5 
Accessory Type  Insulation  Compatible Pipe Material  Aluminum 
Fire rated  No  Minimum compatible pipe size (in.) 
Pipe or Fitting Product Type  Accessory  Product Weight (lb.)  1.1 lb 
R Value  Returnable  90-Day 
Self-sealing  No 
Warranty / Certifications
ENERGY STAR Certified  No  Manufacturer Warranty  none 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
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
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product for a good price. I found the thermostat built into the product to be a good selling point. February 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by No busted pipes It's a heat tape! Working so far. Should consider some lengths between what is currently offered. January 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hummingbirds will love you for this! I wind the cable around the glass container of hummingbird feeders and secure it in place with tearable duct tape, It keeps the feeders/liquid from freezing when the temperatures plunge, so over-wintering hummers are able to continue feeding. January 13, 2013
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