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12 ft. Electric Heat Cable Kit

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  • 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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About This Product

For metal and plastic water pipes. Built-in thermos that automatically helps keep your water pipes from freezing down to 38°F below 0°F. Easy to install. Keeps water flowing.

Highlights

  • Keeps water flowing down to minus 40
  • Power indicator and light in plug
  • Cables are 120-Volts
  • Heat cable turns on at 38 and off at 45
  • Pipe insulation
  • Easy to use
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 100032792

Model # HC12A

Store SKU # 590088

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Specifications

Dimensions: H .25 in, W .25 in, D 0.5 in

Dimensions

Maximum compatible pipe size (in.)

6

Product Depth (in.)

0.5 in

Product Height (in.)

.25 in

Product Length (in.)

144 in

Product Width (in.)

.25 in

Details

Accessory Type

Insulation

Compatible Pipe Material

Copper

Features

Fire Rated

Insulation R-Value

0

Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)

.375

Pack Size

1

Pipe or Fitting Product Type

Accessory

Product Weight (lb.)

.85 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year

Questions & Answers

700Questions
caret
Q:Can this heat trace be used on vinyl tubing from a furnace that discharges water to the outside of the house?
by|Mar 3, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  No, it will not work on drain lines. It will only operate on Charged water lines. It would not work on vinyl tubing either.

by|Mar 4, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will this work safely on a PEX water line running through my attic and can I add a pipe insulation over it to help keep it all from Freezing?
    by|Feb 14, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Yes and yes. You can use on PEX water lines and you can overwrap the heat cable. Do not overwrap the thermostat. Please follow the instructions as provided.

    by|Mar 5, 2024
      caret
      Q:Will Frost King heater cable and insulated pipe wrap protect washer water pipe from freezing? Washer is on enclosed back porch.
      by|Feb 9, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  The heat cable is not designed to work on washing machine water lines. Overwrap a couple layer of fiberglass pipe wrap to help insulate the lines.

      by|Feb 9, 2024
        caret
        Q:Can I use on the outside of a pvc 50 gal water supply barrel that is not exposed to weather
        by|Jan 28, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  This cable will only work on Water Supply Lines. It will not help a 50 gallon barrel from freezing.

        by|Feb 29, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.2 out of 5

          • 4.2 out of 657 reviews
          • 76% recommend this product
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          Keeps Hose Water from Freezing
          Used in Colorado cold to keep my RV hose from freezing the water. It works extremely well. I enjoy the light showing it works, and that it only uses electricity to power it when it reaches a certain low temperature. I use this in conjunction with fiberglass insulation (by Frost King) and some foam. This has surpassed my expectations.
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            Per Manufacturer, this product is for pipes not gutters
            Website description is deceiving. The packaging says this is "Water Pipe Heating Cable," not the kind of cable that can be put in a gutter to keep in unfrozen as "Electric Heat Cable"might imply. The problem is that the thermostat is like a button that needs to be held against a pipe, so it can monitor temperature and turn on and off. This type of thermostat will not reliably work based on air temperature. I suppose if you put the cable in a gutter and that section of the gutter near the thermostat iced up, the thermostat would turn on. But what if the icing is somewhere else along the 30 ft cable? No heat. This is why some people are saying it worked one year, but not the next. I called the manufacturer and they said they would work with Home Depot to fix the reviews. If you look at the picture of the box (below), you're wondering how I made the mistake to buy this, thinking I could put it in my frozen gutters? Two words: Curbside pickup. I urgently ordered it based on the description of the item (there is no picture of the package on the website).
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            5 found this review helpful
            Fig tree
            I’m in NJ. I use the heat tape to keep my fig tree frost-free in the winter.
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              5 found this review helpful
              My sprinkler manafold froze before I had it blown out. The night temp droped to 15 degrees. I bot...
              My sprinkler manafold froze before I had it blown out. The night temp droped to 15 degrees. I bot the 12' heat cable kit and taped it to the pipe feeding my sprinkler valves and also the valves them selves. I put the wire on the bottom of the pipe, since heat rises. I also put a thin layer of insulation over the valves to keep the heat in. 24 hours later the pipes were thawed ( day time temp stayed at freezing) and I was able to have the sprinklers blown out. This product worked quicker than I expected, and was very easy to tape in place using electrical tape. Just to make sure to tape the sensor to the pipe you want to thaw as it will turn it's self on when needs to.
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              I installed this last winter and it failed the very next winter causing my pipes to freeze.
              I installed this last winter and it failed the very next winter causing my pipes to freeze.
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              Sump pump pvc froze solid after 3 days in -10*. Wrapped all 18ft around the outlet for a few hou...
              Sump pump pvc froze solid after 3 days in -10*. Wrapped all 18ft around the outlet for a few hours and put a new hose on the end and it's was completely thawed and pumping again . Saved me having to do any work. Maybe this will help others in the same boat
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                This product is a life saver when it comes to not having your pipes freeze up. I wish I had insta...
                This product is a life saver when it comes to not having your pipes freeze up. I wish I had installed this a last year.
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                Definitely Works
                We had a frozen pipe on the north side of house, which was the main line from the water meter that feeds into our house. Basically we didn't have any water in the house because this line was frozen. Bought the 12ft cable went under the crawl space and installed per the directions using electrical tape to hold it in place. Plugged it in and after less than 1 minute the line thawed and we had water again. Product is a life saver and I highly recommend it. Just FYI I'm in Oklahoma so its not as cold as other places but still.. you get the point.
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                  The cable is not too stiff and is easy to work with. You definitely want to read the instructions...
                  The cable is not too stiff and is easy to work with. You definitely want to read the instructions carefully so you install the cable and the temperature sensor correctly. The light on the plug is helpful to know it has power. But, it is difficult to verify that it works until the pipe temperature drops below 34 degrees. I wish the power cable were longer. I will note that I couldn't easily reach the entire length of pipe I was trying to warm (under an outdoor kitchen). But, I was able to wrap the cable around the pipe and pull it tight. Where I could reach, I mounted to the bottom of the pipe, adhered with electrical tape, and added pipe insulation over the top. That seemed to do the trick, although in Texas, it doesn't get too cold or stay cold for long.
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                  6 found this review helpful
                  Works in gutters too!
                  Contrary to what the Home Depot employees will tell you, this item can be used in a gutter. The manufacturer confirms this on the Home Depot Q&A section. It works well to eliminate ice dams in gutters. I only plug the cable in when needed and has lasted all winter.
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                  15 found this review helpful
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