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Prevent Frozen Pipes with Heat Trace Cables

Prevent Frozen Pipes with Heat Trace Cables

Leave your pipes home alone this winter

Flying south to warm weather for the winter? Own a vacation home in a cold climate? If you’re escaping cold weather this winter, frozen pipes and the damage they cause can spell trouble at your home or business while you’re away.

Frigid temperatures can freeze water pipes both indoors and out, resulting in burst pipes and costly damage to your home or business. Conventional prevention methods, like leaving a faucet on a slow drip all winter or setting the thermostat high while no one’s home, are inefficient and costly. Protect your home or business from water damage, even when no one is there to monitor it. Install heat trace cable both indoors and out to prevent frozen pipes with targeted heat where you need it, when you need it.

How does heat trace cable work?

Self-regulating heat trace cable connects to a grounded outlet and conducts heat along the cable’s length. When attached to the outside of a metal or plastic water or wastewater pipe, heat trace cable applies direct heat to maintain above-freezing temperatures. This prevents water from freezing inside the pipe and protects the pipe from bursting. The self-regulating cable will automatically adjust to the ambient temperature to avoid overheating and hot spots, even when cable overlaps, to safely heat pipes.

What will I need to install heat cable to pipes?

Preventing frozen pipes is easy with an all-in-one cable. To install indoors or out in wet or dry conditions, wrap the cable around metal or plastic pipe up to 2.5 inches in diameter and plug the cord into a grounded outlet. Secure cable along the pipe with application tape, cover with ½"-1½" fire-resistant, waterproof insulation, and add electric trace labels.

Each 120v cable includes an attached 30-inch power cord with a three-pronged plug for use in any standard grounded outlet. 240v cables will need to be connected to a junction box. Preassembled, self-regulating heat trace cables are available in set lengths between 6 and 100 feet for 120v, and between 6 and 24 feet for 240v to meet your residential or commercial project needs.

Whether you’re flying south for the winter or have a vacant vacation home in a cold climate, prevent frozen pipes while you’re away, and enjoy your time in the sun, worry-free. Before the temperature drops, contact Warm Your Floor for expert advice on how to protect your home or business from frozen pipes this winter.

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  • April C.
    Author: April C. Posted: August 29, 2016

    I just moved to a city that has very cold winters. I am paranoid about my pipes freezing! I would feel more at ease if I had heat trace cables to keep them thawed. I would also love to have these in my floor to keep my feet wam in the morning!