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6 ft. Pipe Heating Cable with Thermostat

  • Designed to prevent freezing of water
  • Built-in thermostat turns on the cable at 38°F
  • Helps maintain continuous flow inside metal and plastic pipes
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Product Overview

UL and CSA approved electric pipe heating cable designed to prevent water line freeze up. Ready to install, grounded cord and plug, thermostat controlled, with pilot light. This product is recommended for use on metal and rigid plastic pipes. Exclusive Press-To-Test button test cable before installing. The built-in thermostat turns cable on at 38°F. Reliable low wattage design uses up to 70% less energy than other cables and protects to -50°F.

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Questions & Answers


Is this submersible? Could I lower this into a pipe with sitting frozen water? i.e. North TX Gara...

Asked by Ben February 20, 2021

Unfortunately it is not.

How hot does the cable get?

Asked by Hi February 14, 2021

This cable turns on at 38 degrees and turns off at 50 degrees

Where is the thermostat located along the cable: at the tip or right before the orange wire?

Asked by james September 24, 2020

The thermostat is the black raised portion on the cable

What is the wattage total or per foot of these cables?

Asked by james September 16, 2020

For each foot, there is 7 watts

My freeze area is and overhang outside the main house flooring. So it's in the subfloor and exter...

Asked by james September 16, 2020

This cable is only recommended for pipes that are water filled at all times

Will this work to keep a downspout from freezing, if attached to outside of downspout, would it n...

Asked by Chipper February 11, 2020

If the downspout is aluminium you would have better success since it's more conductive. But you would have to insulate the heck out of it in winter.

does it work if l place it 10feet away from the freezing point?

Asked by lll February 1, 2019

I think it is intended to be placed at the point of freezing. However, if installed on a metal pipe (better heat conduction than plastic) and then wrapped with insulation, I believe it could protect an area well past the end of the actual heat tape. Whether it not it can protect 10 feet away would depend on how cold it is and how well insulated the pipe is. If the suspected freeze area is uninsulated and exposed to the cold air and is subject to any wind or air movement, then I'd say all bets are off. It would not help you.

does this product go inside the pipe or stay on the outside of it?

Asked by Amayz75 February 1, 2019

Always on the outside.

Can I use this on pex n a crawl space ?

Asked by Paul January 28, 2019

Yes, this product can be used on rigid plastic pipes.

I have about a four foot section of 3/4 PVC water pipe 8 to 10 inches underground that I need to ...

Asked by Larry October 9, 2018

The proper way to do this is to excavate around the pipe about a foot or so in diameter, then insert a section of large diameter pipe around that pipe, lie a well casing (pvc would be fine). It should stick up above the ground and have some kind of cover so rain/snow doesn't accumulate in the casing. Now you have your water pipe not actually buried in soil where critters can eat through your heat strip. Apply the heat strip, then insulate really well all the way to where it enters the house. I did exactly this, and it's worked well for years.

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I gave it only 2 stars because it took almost a month to receive the product. I went to another location a purchased a less expensive (on sale) replacement.
by ET
Response from MDBuildingProductsSupportJan 14, 2020
Thank you for the review. We will work to address the shipping timelines moving forward.
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Product instructions should be made available on Web.
This product appears to be of good quality and nicely fabricated/assembled. Disappointingly, the cable is not as shown in the provided Web picture, where the photo shows a ribbon style cable. The product delivered was not a ribbon style but rather a common electrical cable similar to an extension cord. I had hoped for ribbon style cable so that mounting (using tape for example) the cable to a larger pipe diameter (2"-3") could be easily accomplished ensuring good heat transfer contact. Also, the instructions were enlightening on how not to use the pipe heating cable. For example, you are advised not to spiral wrap the cable around a pipe nor double up on mating it to both sides of a pipe (for extreme cold conditions). Had I known this I probably would not have ordered this particular product. Nevertheless, the product appears well manufactured and should do the job for most applications.
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