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Frost King 6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable
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Frost King

6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable

  • For use on plastic or metal cold water lines
  • Helps keep pipes from freezing,Effective to -38 degree Fahrenheit
  • Can help thaw frozen pipes,Power indicator light in plug
$2294 /each

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This energy-saving Thermwell Products 6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable can help protect your cold-water and hot-water pipes from freezing. This cable has a grounded safety plug.

  • Helps protect cold-water and hot-water pipes from freezing
  • Compatible with pipes up to 6 in. in diameter
  • Helps save energy
  • 7 watts per ft. high output
  • Grounded plug for safety

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Customer Questions & Answers

What voltage is this?

Asked by: MikeM
The plug looks like a standard 120V AC
Answered by: pje59
Date published: 2017-01-01

Why is it not advised to use the heat cable on a pvc condensate drain pipe?

Can the heat cable be used as a short-term solution to defrost a pipe. I.e. only turn on the cable when the pipe is freezing. Thanks.
Asked by: customer01
Hi customer01 - the pipe must have water in it at all times so the cable doesn't overheat and melt your pipe. Drain pipes will not have water in them all the time. Phone Frost King 1 800 562-6587 M-F 8 am - 5 pm for more information.
Answered by: pburk
Date published: 2016-12-18

Is the cable OK to use on the PVC drain pipe from a condensate pump reservoir. The water flow is intermittent.

Asked by: Blackrock41
This cable will not heat the water in a pipe, even when the water doesn't flow for long periods. It isn't a water heater, it is more like a trickle heater that comes on and off by the thermostat, and it does NOT measure or monitor the temperature of the water, it monitors ambient temperature where the thermostat is located in the cord. It would likely never damage an empty pipe but the manufacturer will certainly not recommend using it for that purpose because that makes them liable, and we all know anything can happen. They will only state what they can regulate and be responsible for. Think of it as an electric blanket, it doesn't get hotter and hotter until the water heats up or boils, it only heats enough to keep it from freezing.
Answered by: Sammy
Date published: 2016-12-13

After ran & secured the cable paralle to the pipe, can we wrap it with the foam insulation tube ?

Asked by: Barry
I prefer the foam rubber tubes over fiberglass wrap, but I use a size larger than the pipe and I use the ones for refrigerant lines because the can handle more heat, aren't as cellular and are made for exterior use.
Answered by: Sammy
Date published: 2017-04-07
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Customer Reviews

6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job We've had crazy abnormally cold and snowing winter conditions. Over a week of temps 20 to -15 and my no freeze water spigot for my barn animals froze. I've lived here 16 yrs and this is a first. I installed this and ran a power cord to it and I've had running water every day. Worth every penny! Hauling buckets of water from the house everyday for the llama and alpacas in -15 F temps wasn't my idea of fun. Two weeks later and we are still battling below freezing temperatures.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The product may work well, I don't know since I had to return it. The reason being that the instr... The product may work well, I don't know since I had to return it. The reason being that the instructions inside tell you that this cannot be covered with insulation and it can only be used on a minimum length of pipe. If it had said that on the outside I would not have purchased since I don't plan on removing the insulation on my pipes.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works Used this to wrap a back flow for the sprinklers system during a late spring freeze. I did over lay it with a sheet and then a shower curtain to stop snow from getting to the heat tape and cord. Worked very well. Keep in mind it has a thermostat so it will only heat bellow freezing
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult for older people to install.. and my pipes froze anyway.. don't know if I'm expecting ... Difficult for older people to install.. and my pipes froze anyway.. don't know if I'm expecting more than they deliver?
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this as a backup heat tape for the same one purchased last year. The product seems to w... Purchased this as a backup heat tape for the same one purchased last year. The product seems to work as expected.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heat tape Bought a 6' tape, needed shorter one but this worked fine. Had clear directions​. Would recommend
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked very well. I used it on a drain line... Worked very well. I used it on a drain line for sump pump and worked fine. Doesn't get crazy hot.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frost king Works great Used in my barn with no other heat. Used plastic cable ties to hold it to pipe
Date published: 2017-01-03
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