Internet #100032792

Model # HC12A

Store SKU #590088

Store SO SKU #1002244295

0077578015668

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
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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° 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° 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 I drop this heating cable into the water tank on my outdoor wood furnace to prevent freezing ...

Can I drop this heating cable into the water tank on my outdoor wood furnace to prevent freezing when furnace is not firing ?
Asked by: BEST
You can use a livestock bucket heater for your purpose. About the same price at farm stores. I am using one to keep a septic tank thawed. It has water to prevent flotation but is not being used.
Answered by: Archie
Date published: 2019-02-28

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: 2018-10-24

Is there any way this product could be used on an external hose bibb which is under an insulated ...

Is there any way this product could be used on an external hose bibb which is under an insulated faucet cover?
Asked by: Scott
Regardless of where it is, the question you need to think of is EVERYTHING IN A THREE FOOT RADIUS AND UP TO THREE FEET ABOVE IT CAPABLE OF MELTING OR BURNING? While I understand that the product is limited in how much heat it can actually put out, there are many other factors -most that you will never think of - that you need to plan for. An example would be "stored residual heat": Heat rises and radiant heat that is trapped in the area up to 3' above where the unit is running (maybe even further?). Simply put: wood can dry out and burn, insulation can melt and burn, plastic can melt and burn, etc. IF you were using this on a metal pipe that did not have anything combustible nearby, then go for it. But before you use it as an unmonitored heat source, you need to plan where and how you are going to use it.
Answered by: the13thDoctor
Date published: 2018-11-19
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Customer Reviews

12 ft. Electric Heat Cable Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 67.
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 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-01
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 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 1 out of 5 by from installed one of these the first winter we lived in this mobile home, did not last the winter, bl... installed one of these the first winter we lived in this mobile home, did not last the winter, blamed the installer. Bought another one and had to get this model as it was the only model home depot had. Pipes did not freeze the rest of last winter. Pipes froze again this winter. heat tape is blinking and not warm. that is 2 products 2 frozen pipes, 2 paid labor to install for NOTHING. Getting reduced pressure, toilet will not even fill up now.
Date published: 2019-02-03
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 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
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