Model # HC30A

Internet #100196471

Store SKU #476714

Store SO SKU #1000403692

30 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit
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30 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit

  • For use on metal and plastic water pipes
  • Helps keep water flowing down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Plug has a power indicator light
$ 39 24
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Product Overview

  • For use on metal and plastic water pipes
  • Helps keep water flowing down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Plug has a power indicator light
The Thermwell 30 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 has a built-in thermostat. It comes pre-assembled for easy installation.
  • For use on metal and plastic water pipes
  • 1 year warranty
  • Helps keep water flowing down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Plug has a power indicator light

Product Overview

  • For use on metal and plastic water pipes
  • Helps keep water flowing down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Plug has a power indicator light
Model #: HC30A
Sku #: 476714
Internet #: 100196471

The Thermwell 30 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 has a built-in thermostat. It comes pre-assembled for easy installation.

  • For use on 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.)
6.0
Product Depth (in.)
360
Product Height (in.)
.75
Product Length (in.)
360 in
Product Width (in.)
.75

Details

Accessory Type
Insulation
Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Features
Self-Sealing
Insulation R-Value
0
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)
.375
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Accessory
Product Weight (lb.)
1.55lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
I Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum compatible pipe size (in.)
6.0
Product Depth (in.)
360
Product Height (in.)
.75
Product Length (in.)
360 in
Product Width (in.)
.75

Details

Accessory Type
Insulation
Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Features
Self-Sealing
Insulation R-Value
0
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)
.375
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Accessory
Product Weight (lb.)
1.55lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
I Year

Questions & Answers

Where is the thermostat located? I’ll have mine plugged in where it is warm. Will the tape still warm the pipe?

Asked by: Tom
The thermostat is the black button looking thing on the orange plastic casing. I don’t think it’ll warm the pipe when it’s warm outside-the thermostat will cut out to prevent overheating
Answered by: OJ
Date published: 2018-07-27

What's the black bulb at the end of the cable (opposite end to the electrical plug)?

What's the black bulb at the end of the cable (opposite end to the electrical plug)?
Asked by: Larry
It's just a way to complete the circuit - also called a "load". There has to be a complete loop for the electricity to flow.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-11-10

how hot will this get?

I am building a PVC tree for a boa constrictor and want to install heat to the inside of the tree.
Asked by: Dylan
It doesn't get very hot. I believe it may go to 55 degrees or maybe 60 degrees
Answered by: Buggler
Date published: 2018-12-01

Could i use this in a sump pump discharge line that is 4” corrogated line that is outside to prevent ice build up inside the pipe

I had to hook up a temporary discharge pipe from house until i can redo it next year with proper burial depth currently have pipe buried 6-7” below grownd level but disharge end goes onto lawn or is there another type cable i could use i live in northern state so unsure if freeze up, previously it ran to an ild sepric tank but it clogged up previous owner did not lay it correctly so filled with dirt and where it developed leak was under a wooden deck
Asked by: DRK
No you cannot bury the cable or use it outdoors.
Answered by: WeatherstripExpert
Date published: 2018-11-21
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Customer Reviews

30 ft. Automatic Electric Heat Cable Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 143.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use on plant in pots First I know this it's the correct use of a heat tape, but they really work great for me. I have a lot of potted plants and tropical plants outside. Just last week Houston got a freeze for two days, which doesn't happen, but maybe once a winter. Besides covering my plants I also put a heat tape under the cover with the thermostat on the outside of the cover. The heat tape will start at about 38 degrees. They don't get hot they just get warm. After the freeze all my plants looked fine. Those that I didn't cover like Lantana froze, but they will come back fine. I'm from Ohio and know about these heat tapes, but didn't start using them on my plants till a couple years ago. I went back to Ohio and bought some. Those are working fine too. Once I found them on Home Depot's web site I had to get some more.. Like I said this isn't what they are made for, but how easy is it to plug in and cover and then no worries....unless the power goes out. Oh yea don't cross them when laying them out, that could damage them.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is low power and I had to reinstall it on my freezing pipes in order to get any use ... This product is low power and I had to reinstall it on my freezing pipes in order to get any use out of it since my pipe that exits the house that serves as a sump pump drain before it enters the ground would freeze and block my water flow. This cable does not generate enough heat to keep the water flowing below 10degF (i.e. in Michigan winters). I had to apply a lot more of it to the top, bottom and side of the pipe to keep the water from freezing. I also had 12" of fiber glass blanket that I wrapped my cable strapped pipe and applied aluminium foil wrap to keep it over the top to make it even more air tight. I used 30' cable that dissipates > 200W that is ~6W/foot (not a lot of heat @ 10deg. F). Hope it works better this time also below 0deg.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good if restrictions can be accomodated This product is simple and easy to install and use. However, it has a few caviats. The packaging doesn't indicate the watts per foot. You have to calculate that from the total wattage on the UL lable divided by the length of the heating cable. The thermotatic disk must be placed firmly in contact with the pipe being protected from freezing. Also, something you don't find out until you open the package and read the insert, you cannot spiral wrap the pipe with this heating cable. It is meant to be applied in a straight line down the length of the pipe. If your application meets these restrictions, the simplicity of installation and use make this a great way to keep your pipes from freezing.
Date published: 2011-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have been using heat tape for YEARS! I have... I have been using heat tape for YEARS! I have never seen one break, but the one purchased last year for our travel trailer broke under the insulation (attached to run parallel to solid PEX with zip ties). I am hoping this one will last longer! Up until last week the was a 5 star product, as this is the first time I have ever had to replace one.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We don't get much in the way of freezing temps here in Texas, but when we do our pipes and hoses ... We don't get much in the way of freezing temps here in Texas, but when we do our pipes and hoses will freeze. Mine did last winter (Dec. 2018). Glad I didn't suffer the same fate this year when temps dropped to below freezing for almost 8 hours thanks to this item!
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We use this heat tape to wrap our fresh water... We use this heat tape to wrap our fresh water line for our RV in cold weather conditions. It has kept our water flowing through some nights where the temperature dropped into the teens.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Home Depot employee recommended this and bought four of them. Did not at all produce the needed ... Home Depot employee recommended this and bought four of them. Did not at all produce the needed heating to thaw the formed ice and since returned them.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was good overall. Just didn’t do what I needed... It was good overall. Just didn’t do what I needed it for. Will definitely try next winter to use it and see if it works
Date published: 2019-02-05
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