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Model # HC6A

Store SKU #474258

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Frost King

6 ft. Electric 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
$ 22 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
This energy-saving Thermwell Products 6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable can help protect your cold-water and hot-water pipes from freezing. This cable has a grounded safety plug.
  • Helps protect cold-water and hot-water pipes from freezing
  • Compatible with pipes up to 6 in. Dia
  • Helps save energy
  • 7 watts per ft. high output
  • Grounded plug for safety
  • Built in thermostat

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 #: HC6A
Sku #: 474258
Internet #: 202262328

This energy-saving Thermwell Products 6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable can help protect your cold-water and hot-water pipes from freezing. This cable has a grounded safety plug.

  • Helps protect cold-water and hot-water pipes from freezing
  • Compatible with pipes up to 6 in. Dia
  • Helps save energy
  • 7 watts per ft. high output
  • Grounded plug for safety
  • Built in thermostat

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum compatible pipe size (in.)
72
Product Depth (in.)
2.375
Product Length (in.)
72 in
Product Width (in.)
8.25

Details

Accessory Type
Kits
Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Material
Copper
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)
0.5
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Instruction Manual
Product Weight (lb.)
0.65 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 YEAR

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum compatible pipe size (in.)
72
Product Depth (in.)
2.375
Product Length (in.)
72 in
Product Width (in.)
8.25

Details

Accessory Type
Kits
Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Material
Copper
Minimum compatible pipe size (in.)
0.5
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Instruction Manual
Product Weight (lb.)
0.65 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 YEAR

Questions & Answers

Can this be used outdoors?

Asked by: KEP
Attention Frost King Weather-strip EXPERT. Stay with your weather-stripping, you obviously don't know anything. You are steering people AWAY from exactly what they need. Absolutely this heat tape can be used outside. That's what it is designed for, especially on RV's to heat outside to inside water line hookup. Any RV store sells this for that purpose or any other thing you want to use it OUTSIDE for. I use it all the time!
Answered by: Schmedlap
Date published: 2018-12-31

Can it be used on outside water hydrant

Asked by: Meh
Per the instructions in the packaging and at the Frost King website: Not for pipes over 1-1/2" in diameter. Must be wrapped with insulation to work properly SEE: https://www.frostking.com/wp-content/uploads/Pipe_heat_cable_trifold.pdf However, the instructions also say to contact them for larger diameters so the assumption would be they have a solution.
Answered by: VmaxJo
Date published: 2019-03-15

can i use on the braided type washing machine hoses.

can i use on the braided type washing machine hoses.
Asked by: snake
The heat cable is designed for locations where the temperature drops below freezing (e.g., attic). Also the length would be to long for a washing machine hose. So would not use.
Answered by: Jfbrown46
Date published: 2019-01-26

The video says it has a thermostat. That is not mentioned in the specs. At what temperature does the thermostat turn off the heat tape?

Also i don’t need a full six feet. Can i cut it down to three feet. That would only use 21 watts instead of 42 watts and reduce energy use.
Asked by: RavenWoods
I cannot answer the temp question, but I know you can not cut this down.
Answered by: Jennifer
Date published: 2018-10-02
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Customer Reviews

6 ft. Electric Water Pipe Heat Cable is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 187.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was very difficult to install in accordance with their... It was very difficult to install in accordance with their instructions since it was for water lines to a set tub in our unheated garage. The heat sensor had to be taped to one water tube, you are not allowed to cross over itself, only so many turns per foot, and then needed to be wrapped with special fiberglass insulation. All of this while working on my back reaching up into the tiny space behind the set tub. Since no water froze during this past winter, so far, so good, I guess.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heater cord The store was out of stock with heating tape. This was a good alternative. Used it to un-freeze our water lines in our garage after the subzero cold snaps we have been having. Has work well keeping them from freezing again. Like the thermostat on it so the cord only operates when the temperature goes below 30 degrees.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used on oil line from outdoor tank. Does the job! Used on oil line from outdoor tank. Does the job!
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes, it works. It's a little confusing how this works from the packaging, but the orange box contains a thermostat that turns on the heater below about 40F (instructions inside). You can press the black part against the pipe to get a better temperature reading, but not really necessary. I had an outside water conditioner, and no matter how much insulation I had, I couldn't keep it from freezing some nights. But this did the trick.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I recently (10/2016) purchased this cable in order to prevent two water pipes in an exterior wall... I recently (10/2016) purchased this cable in order to prevent two water pipes in an exterior wall from freezing as they have sometimes done in the past. In the last year I also installed pipe insulation however I didn't open the entire wall so I don't know how well insulated the pipe really is. The entire cable is very robust and quite thick and appears very well made. The cable is sold in several lengths and the instructions state that one cable should only be used on 1 pipe because of the risk of overheating. I purchased the 6 ft cable but after reading the instructions thought I should have two 3 ft cables instead. I didn't find any 3 ft cables for sale at HD or other stores so I installed the 6 ft cable anyway. This was the first of several installation problems. You are instructed NOT to install the cable inside a wall so I was restricted to the exposed cellar pipes. Next the instruction say to position the thermostat so that its disk is touching the pipe. As the disk is flat and the pipe is round it does NOT hug the pipe very well. As the disk is close to the plug it was difficult to position the disk because the cord was pressing against the subfloor above and only has limited flexibility. The thermostat will only trigger to go On at 38 degrees F or lower. Since my pipe is a long vertical run (25') I'm hoping that the freezing water will descend in the pipe and trigger the thermostat to go On and begin heating the cable and the water inside before the water at the top of the pipe freezes. Since the pipes run through the cellar those parts are not subject to freezing so I'm uncertain if this cable will actually trigger to start heating. The plug is equipped with an LED so you can determine if the unit is drawing power however as soon as you plug it in the light goes on so apparently the thermostat is drawing some power. What I need to know is if it is cold enough to trigger the cable to heat. I'll have to touch it to find out if the cable is heating. Because of the location of the two pipes I extended the one cable onto the other pipe for a short distance. The Cable has a strange square knob at its end which the instructions say nothing about. I'm hoping that this is simply some type of terminating feature and is not some other thermostat that might control the heating cable temperature. The plug comes with a warning label on it stating that GFCI MUST be used however the instructions contradict that and only recommend that a GFCI be used. The unit is sold without Insulation but the instructions recommend using Fiberglass wrap insulation followed by plastic wrap. That was another $6.50. I'm hoping that the insulation will help prevent the pipe from gaining too much warmth from the cellar to increase the likelihood of triggering ON. You are instructed NOT to have any part of the heating cable crossing or touching any other part nor are you to twist the cable around the pipe in a spiral. The cable can be doubled back on the side opposite if needed. On a small pipe in tight quarters all this cable is somewhat cumbersome. What I was really looking for was a low-cost heating element that I could position on or near the pipes that would constantly heat to a set temperature or with a variable temperature control. Last year I was using a light bulb however that isn't feasible this year. I did not find any other products at HD or online that serve this purpose. I won't know if this product helps me until further into the winter. Yet another maintenance item to keep track of in this old house.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I installed the Frost King heating cable on a pipe... I installed the Frost King heating cable on a pipe that is routed from the basement into the bulkhead and then out the side of the bulkhead. We have never had to run the sump pump In Jan. in 35 years, until this year. Well the pipe froze, so the heating tape solved the problem. I'm very happy.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. Did the job of defrosting my frozen pipes. Even... Excellent. Did the job of defrosting my frozen pipes. Even a heater and hair dryer trick didn't work. Placed this on the pipes and wrapped it with insulation tape and in about 1 hour, swooosh, we have water after 2 days of frozen pipes. Always on this on now in the winter. Great product.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this cable in an unheated crawl space where... I used this cable in an unheated crawl space where the water service line comes out of the ground and then travels 5 feet before entering the basement. It worked perfect keeping the pipe from freezing in single degree weather where prior pipe insulation did not. Very pleased.
Date published: 2019-01-23
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