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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
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Product Overview

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

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Specifications

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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

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Customer Reviews

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  • 71% recommend this product
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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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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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    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.
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      never got hot. unless I did something wrong. teh...
      never got hot. unless I did something wrong. teh heater cord stayed at room temp.
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      This product saved our well pump during the TX deep...
      This product saved our well pump during the TX deep freeze.
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      It kept our outside faucet pipe from freezing during insane...
      It kept our outside faucet pipe from freezing during insane cold spell in San Antonio.
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      I'm not sure as the weather has been good....
      I'm not sure as the weather has been good.
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      Item was fine, works fine but I had to buy...
      Item was fine, works fine but I had to buy a unit longer than I needed because H.D. was out of the shorter ones. Typical H.D.
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      It worked as expected with no problems...
      It worked as expected with no problems
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      Have been using this for over a week. It...
      Have been using this for over a week. It works as described. The thermostat is a handy feature as it will turn itself off when the air temperature is over 38 degrees F. Instructions say to use it with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for safety, as this cable might come in contact with water as it is a plumbing heating cable. Now, to find out how long it lasts. Hopefully for more than a winter season.
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      After my first ever frozen pipes went to HD and...
      After my first ever frozen pipes went to HD and store associates recommended this product. Well let’s say there were some really cold days n no more frozen pipes
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      It would be nice if you could see all the...
      It would be nice if you could see all the instructions on the back of package like you need to plug into a GFI outlet.
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      It worked to keep my water line from freezing in...
      It worked to keep my water line from freezing in my RV.
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      The 12 foot heat tape worked perfect. Was just right...
      The 12 foot heat tape worked perfect. Was just right length wrapped all water pipe and insulation 3 layers thick around the heat tape.
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      Working great from keeping gutter and downspout from icing up
      Working great from keeping gutter and downspout from icing up
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      My hose did not freeze!...
      My hose did not freeze!
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      Perfrct item when you want to secure your water lines from freeze up. Safe to use and affordable.
      Perfrct item when you want to secure your water lines from freeze up. Safe to use and affordable.
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      Easy to install, and the tape does it job.
      Easy to install, and the tape does it job.
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      Perfect product, easy to install and at very affordable price.
      Perfect product, easy to install and at very affordable price.
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      Saved my outdoor pipes from an early freeze before I...
      Saved my outdoor pipes from an early freeze before I could schedule sprinkler blowout. Great to have on hand!
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