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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
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Product Overview

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

Compatible Pipe Size (in.)
2 in.
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
Pack Size
1
Pipe or Fitting Product Type
Instruction Manual
Product Weight (lb.)
0.65 lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 YEAR

Questions & Answers

159Questions66Answers

Can this be used outdoors?

Asked by Kep January 2, 2018
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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!

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?

Asked by RavenWoods September 29, 2018
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The cables use 7 watts pre foot ONLY when the thermostat calls for heat. If you insulate the pipe/cable then it will need to go on for less time so it effect it will average less than 7 watts/foot. So if it is on 10% of the time that 6ft cable will average 6 x 7 x 10% = 4.2 watts. Insulate don't cut!

Can it be used on outside water hydrant

Asked by Meh March 10, 2019
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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.

can i use on the braided type washing machine hoses.

Asked by snake January 23, 2019
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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.

Can i install while my pipes are frozen ? We put it on and they are frozen and it doesnt semm to be working .. Day 2

Asked by Al January 22, 2020
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Sure you can, but it will take longer to thaw

Can I use a heat tape to try to thaw a pipe that I can’t access? If I place it on a pipe will it radiant down the pipe?

Asked by Bode15 January 3, 2018
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It will warm 2 feet beyond where the tape ends

How long is the corded part?

Asked by 123456 July 5, 2018
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The orange corded part is 36 inches. The black heater part is of course 6 ft.

Can this product be used to keep an inside metal chicken water can from freezing?

Asked by CalendarGirl December 28, 2017
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I have quail (aprox 45) and use this product to freeze protect the supply water lines for my birds. I use a 35gal poly tank that gravity feeds a drip watering system that is heat traced and insulated. For your use you could use this product but you will need to heat trace & insulate the vessel plus use a GFCI. The birds like to pick at the insulation so keep that in mind. I would recommend using an immersion heater for the open pale to work or go to a closed drip watering system.

can this be spliced together for the heating of longer pipes?

Asked by wayne April 8, 2018
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No, two cannot be spliced together.

Can this heat cable be used on the hot water pipe?

Asked by Foghat January 1, 2018
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I use it on the main pipe that brings water into my home. The sensor (the orange part with the black button) senses the cold and activates once it gets to a certain temp. so it won't work on a pipe that is already heated. Hope that helps.

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Easy to install. Make sure you follow directions. Works great.
Easy to install. Make sure you follow directions. Works great.
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Got us through the polar Vortex with -25F temps, device on pipes on either side of water meter in...
Got us through the polar Vortex with -25F temps, device on pipes on either side of water meter in garage, without freezing and without GFI it's plugged into tripping.
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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.
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Right size and power output for my application. Keeps the pressure sensor on my well from freezing up.
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Easy to install. Videos on the Home Depot site were a help in devising an installation plan. Has worked as intended and actually was a quicker installation than I anticipated.
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