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Pipe Heat Tape

Pipe heat tape can be a real money saver.  Heat tape can prevent exposed water lines from freezing.  If you have ever experienced a broken or frozen water line in the winter, you know what a good idea it is to be prepared.  Insulating your pipes is necessary but it is not always enough when the temperature stays cold for days at a time.  This is where heat tape can come in handy.  Heat tape kits come in just about any length these days.  Heat tape is meant to be insulated to prevent frozen pipes, so it is a good idea to have insulation to cover the pipe after the heat tape is on.  A good choice is the long tubular rubber insulation because it is quick and easy to install and works well.  There are various types of heat tape.  There is self-regulating cable.  This heat cable varies it’s heat output with the changes in the surrounding temperatures.  There is thermostat regulating heat tape.  This type of heat tape will require a connection kit with an end plug and outlet as well as a thermostat to regulate the temperature.  There are also automatic electric heat cable kits, most of these kits come with a built-in thermostat that will turn on and off because it only heats when the temperature is cold enough.  De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Topeka Kansas and some surrounding areas.Pipe Heat Tape

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