Pipe Freeze Pro self-regulating heat tape can be overlapped many times and in any pattern to get the job done. Simply wrap the heat tape around the valve in figure eights, spirals, zig-zags, our any other pattern that results in the heat tape covering all sides of the...
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You can use any tape with a minimum temperature rating of 176º F, with fiberglass cloth tape being the most common. Self-adhesive aluminum foil tape an be used to fully cover Pipe Freeze PRO heating cables. The aluminum material helps spread conductive heat to the...
No. Heat tape cables should not be installed in any permanently hidden areas.
Yes. Pipe Freeze PRO can be in contact with the ground but it must be protected in order to prevent damage.
Yes. Our self-regulating heat tape (and all others) should be covered with standard 1/2” thick pipe insulation after it is secured to the pipe. This greatly enhances the performance of the heat cable.
Yes. Pipe Freeze PRO heat tape can be used on all varieties of pipes including PEX, ABS, PVC, Nylon, Steel, Copper and more.
No. Our self-regulating Pipe Freeze PRO heat tape can not get hot enough to melt pipes. It is quite safe and reliable for pipe freeze protection in a variety of circumstances.
The footage of heat tape needed to protect pipes against freezing depends on a few variables, most notably the pipe diameter. In general, pipes that are 1-1/2” or less in diameter require one run of heating cable, affixed at the 6 o’clock position. Larger pipe...
Yes. Pipe Freeze PRO heat tape can be overlapped during installation. ⚠ Warning: Big-Box Store constant wattage heat cables can not be overlapped without the risk of electrical shorting, cable burnout or even fire.