Model # HC12A

Internet #100032792

Store SKU #590088

Store SO SKU #1002244295

Frost King 12 ft. Water Pipe Heat Cable
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Frost King

12 ft. Water Pipe Heat Cable

  • 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
$2794 /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
The Thermwell Products Co. Inc. 12 ft. Water Pipe Heat Cable has an automatic thermostat to keep water flowing down to -38 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat cable can be safely used on metal and plastic pipes. Features 1 year warranty.
  • For use on plastic or metal cold water lines
  • Helps keep pipes from freezing
  • Can help thaw frozen pipes
  • Effective to -38 degree Fahrenheit
  • Power indicator light in plug

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

The Thermwell Products Co. Inc. 12 ft. Water Pipe Heat Cable has an automatic thermostat to keep water flowing down to -38 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat cable can be safely used on metal and plastic pipes. Features 1 year warranty.

  • For use on plastic or metal cold water lines
  • Helps keep pipes from freezing
  • Can help thaw frozen pipes
  • Effective to -38 degree Fahrenheit
  • Power indicator light in plug

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
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
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

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

Does this only need togo on the water main or does it need to go on all the water lines?

Does this only need togo on the water main or does it need to go on all the water lines?
Asked by: Stephanie
It should be installed only on exposed sections of pipe. In most municipalities, the water main/ meter is set far enough underground that freezing shouldn't be an issue at that point. Freezing usually only occurs where the supply lines are uninsulated or are run in unconditioned space (crawl space, garages, attics, etc.) that drops below freezing for an extended period of time. Hope this helps.
Answered by: QtetBari
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Customer Reviews

12 ft. Water Pipe Heat Cable is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 44.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from With this installed on my pipes.....so far....no frozen pipes. While neighbors around me were fi... With this installed on my pipes.....so far....no frozen pipes. While neighbors around me were fixing burst pipes we had water. Temps were in the teens during the day and super cold after sundown. Frost King has saved me again. This is the second such item like this I have installed. Great Day.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and a life saver in the winter!... Easy to install and a life saver in the winter! When it comes to something electrical that will run all the time and become out-of-sight our-of-mind, it’s nice to have a product that has sold a ton and developed a good reputation. I feel safe with this being behind my dish washer.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The pipes from out outside oil tank that lead into... The pipes from out outside oil tank that lead into the house were freezing during the long cold wave that hit the northeast this winter. We taped the cable onto the lines and it kept them warm and the oil flowed. Very happy with product.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It worked as advertised. It won’t get warm unless... It worked as advertised. It won’t get warm unless the temperature drops. Even then it doesn’t feel very warm, but I wrapped a towel around it to check for retained heat and it got very warm.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked well to keep my laundry room pipes from freezing where they go outside my foundation wall ... Worked well to keep my laundry room pipes from freezing where they go outside my foundation wall for about 18" before they go up the wall to the washer.
Date published: 2018-01-30
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