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6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable

$22.94 /each
  • 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

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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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What voltage is this?

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120 volts.
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Standard USA 120 VAC
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120 volt
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The heat cable runs on 110 volt.
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Why is it not advised to use the heat cable on a pvc condensate drain pipe?

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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.
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I've used this on my pvc condensate drain pipe for years without any issues. The pipe has never melted, become disfigured from heat, etc... Meanwhile, the end of the pipe no longer becomes frozen and clogged due to the intermittent drip.
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Because the pipe will eventually thaw and drain out. The heater instructions specifically warn about heating an empty plastic pipe. It will probably melt the pipe and damage the heater cord.
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January 23, 2014
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It monitors the temperature of water running thru the pipe and will not work properly on a drain line because there is not a constant flow of water.
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It's not a constant flow of water and could damage the pipe
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After ran & secured the cable paralle to the pipe, can we wrap it with the foam insulation tube ?

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Fiberglass pipe wrap covered with non-flammable tape is recommended. If foam insulation tube is used, ensure it is suitable to a heating application.
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January 23, 2014
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Yes, you can use foam pipe insulation. However, fiberglass pipe wrap is a better cover for it.
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January 23, 2014
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Yes you can use foam pipe insulation. However, fiberglass wrap makes for a better blanket for the cable and the pipe.
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The heat cable can be overwrapped with either a fiberglass pipe wrap of tubular foam pipe insulation.
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Is the cable OK to use on the PVC drain pipe from a condensate pump reservoir. The water flow is intermittent.

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No, the directions specifically warn against heating an empty plastic pipe. The pipe could melt and damage the heater cord.
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It monitors the temperature of water running thru the pipe and will not work properly on a drain line because there is not a constant flow of water.
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No, do not use on intermittent drain pipes.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Water Pipe Heat Cable Use tie wraps to install especially where the thermostat is located on the cable. February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hasn't frozen outside yet but the cable gets warm Very easy to install. works great. will help in case it really freezes in Austin January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Priced right and works. Right size and power output for my application. Keeps the pressure sensor on my well from freezing up. February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does what it is supposed to Got this for a couple of nights where the low was going to in the the teens. Wrapped the outside spigots with them and plugged into an extension cord. Went and checked later and they operating as advertised and gently warming the pipes. January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Yes, it works. It's a little confusing how this works from the packaging, but the orange box contains a thermostat that turns on the heater below about 40F (instructions inside). You can press the black part against the pipe to get a better temperature reading, but not really necessary. I had an outside water conditioner, and no matter how much insulation I had, I couldn't keep it from freezing some nights. But this did the trick. January 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Heat Tape The product is OK but not what I thought it would be. pipe. Wanted a heat tape that would wrap around an outside pipe. August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heater cord The store was out of stock with heating tape. This was a good alternative. Used it to un-freeze our water lines in our garage after the subzero cold snaps we have been having. Has work well keeping them from freezing again. Like the thermostat on it so the cord only operates when the temperature goes below 30 degrees. February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Straight forward product Worked great for my application. Needed to keep some wine casks from freezing in an unheated building. Mounted it under a piece of aluminum and set the casks on top blanketed with insulation. Kept them at 38-40 degrees when the building would vary from 6 to 40 degrees and was well below freezing for over 4 weeks straight. Just what I needed. January 14, 2014
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