Model # HC12A

Internet #100032792

Store SKU #590088

Store SO SKU #1002244295

Frost King 12 ft. Electric Heat Cable Kit
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Frost King

12 ft. Electric Heat Cable Kit

  • 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
$ 27 94 /each
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Product Overview

  • 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
For metal and plastic water pipes. Built-in thermostat automatically helps keep your water pipes from freezing down to 38 degrees below zero F.
  • 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

Product Overview

  • 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
Model #: HC12A
Sku #: 590088
Internet #: 100032792

For metal and plastic water pipes. Built-in thermostat automatically helps keep your water pipes from freezing down to 38 degrees below zero F.

  • 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

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum compatible pipe size (in.)
6
Product Depth (in.)
0.5
Product Height (in.)
.25
Product Length (in.)
144 in
Product Width (in.)
.25

Details

Accessory Type
Insulation
Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Features
Fire Rated
Insulation R-Value
0
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)
.375
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Accessory
Product Weight (lb.)
.85lb

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum compatible pipe size (in.)
6
Product Depth (in.)
0.5
Product Height (in.)
.25
Product Length (in.)
144 in
Product Width (in.)
.25

Details

Accessory Type
Insulation
Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Features
Fire Rated
Insulation R-Value
0
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)
.375
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Accessory
Product Weight (lb.)
.85lb

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

Can this cable be used to run inside of a wooden cabinet, to keep reptiles & spiders warm.

Can this cable be used to run inside of a wooden cabinet, to keep reptiles & spiders warm.
Asked by: spiderrept
No, the cable is not suitable for this application .
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-04-18

If the black button is NOT in contact with the pipe will it still keep the pipes from freezing?

If the black button is NOT in contact with the pipe will it still keep the pipes from freezing?
Asked by: FrozeUp
the black button does not need to be in contact with pipe
Answered by: Valerie
Date published: 2018-01-29

When operating, how warm/hot is the actual heat cable? I don't see that in the spec. I have a m...

When operating, how warm/hot is the actual heat cable? I don't see that in the spec. I have a metal line that runs along some plastic/vinyl trim and want to make sure it doesn't heat up enough to melt it.
Asked by: JJW
This product warms to 88 degrees.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-07-23

can heat tape be used over a white drinking water hose on a camper

Asked by: anne
i saw a utube video wrapping foil on line then laying the tape before insulating.You still could get a hot spot. Your best bet is to buy the hard plastic HOSE you can find at rv parts. Downside is not inexpensive about $1.50 ft and is only in 1/2" . If your used to 3/4 hose you will notice dropped water pressure/ volume . you should still use regulator as it is the volume that is affected not the pressure
Answered by: transient
Date published: 2017-11-27
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Customer Reviews

12 ft. Electric Heat Cable Kit is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frost King Heating Coil for Water Pipes Wow. I wish I had installed this years ago. Every year our water pipes, on the north side of the cottage, would freeze up when the temperatures dropped into the teens. I would have to run the electric heater for several hours to get the water to flow again or blow heat from the kerosene heater into the crawl space, which I did last year. The foam insulation I put on the pipes did little to prevent the pipes from freezing. After I install a 12 foot heating coil on the cold water pipe and a six foot line on the hot water pipe, it worked like a charm. Hardest part was wrapping the foil back fiberglass installatiion around the pipes after installing the heating coil. Be sure to wear a good air mask and goggles. Temperatures were in the low single digits last night and even below zero the other day and still the water didn't freeze. Didn't even have to drip the faucets. I am so grateful I put it in this year. I would highly recommend this for anyone having frozen pipes. Also I called Frost King to ask them a question about the installation and it was great to have a real person on the other side of the line. I'm a happy customer. Thanks Frost King and thanks Home Depot.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A good product held back by a crumby thermostat. The thermostat on this activates at 38F and has ... A good product held back by a crumby thermostat. The thermostat on this activates at 38F and has to be in contact with the pipe to work. There's no way to adjust the thermostat to a higher temp or even bypass it. In fact if you need to test it just to see if it's still working, the manual states to undo the tape and insulation and hold a bag of ice on it for 20 minutes and see if the cable warms up. Seriously. Why does this even matter you ask? Because I'm sure a lot of us have situations where you have access to pipes in an area that would likely never freeze (basement, crawlspace) that run into an area that is inaccessible and can occasionally freeze (exterior wall). I had replaced a ~20 year old "always on" cable in my basement that I simply plugged in every winter. The $5 I ate in electric costs each year to keep it going was well worth the insurance against busted pipes. The pipes were already frozen by the time I pulled the old defective cable and I mounted the thermostat of this thing as close to the entrance to the wall as possible. After 8 hours, and outdoor temps in the single digits, pipe was still frozen. A quick probe with my infrared temp gun showed why: that even though it was low enough temps to freeze inside the wall cavity, the ambient temperature in the basement was keeping the closest possible point on the pipe I could mount the thermostat to right at 38F. My only solution was pull it all down, then reinstall so the thermostat was taped to the glass of the basement window... cold enough to get it to trigger. But of course now I have an ugly cable taped to my window and I suspect this wasn't rated for continuous duty so I expect a pretty short lifespan. Either an old school heavy duty thermostat-less version or simply add more adjustability to the current thermostat would be a welcome addition to a lot of homeowners.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from water line heater Keeps the water lines warm on one of those REALLY COLD nights...bought one for a friend...he can now have warm water for his motor home.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Flawlessly Worked perfectly to un-freeze an outside frost free water hydrant in my horse barn, and kept water flowing in sub zero temps. Installed easily, and works perfectly.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Kept my outside sprinkler system copper pipes from freezing.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I have used this product for years under my house where the waterline comes out of the ground and up into the house. Since it is controlled by thermostat I leave it plugged in year round. Never had ANY problems and my pipe does not freeze anymore.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from frost king 12ft never used it before now I had purchased this Jan 1st 2018 due to having water problems that being -12 out installed it figured it would take 30 mins to warm up so no pipe shock due to temp didn't work so I tested it on another gfic outlet and grabbed my thermal imager in 5 min it was at 157 degrees so I checked my outlet with a. gfic tester to find an open ground most this will run this is a smart an safe feature so if you do have a problem with it check your out let to confirm a defect
Date published: 2018-01-02
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