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 #2293892


Sbraden87
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 Heat Tape?

I’m in process of making my own gecko rack, and I wanted to check to see if heat tape from Home Depot was ok to use? It’s for "pipe heating" (so they don’t freeze). It has it’s own thermostat. Here are the features:

*Temperature - controlled cable runs straight along pipe and valves, held in place by application tape and plugs into grounded electrical outlet
*Keeps water flowing to -40 degrees F
*Pipe requires 1/2 in. non-flammable insulation, such as fiberglass
*For plastic pipe,its recommended wrapping pipe with aluminum foil before cable installation
*The traditional resistance cable produces a fixed amount of heat based on the electrical line feed
*It comes with a built-in thermostat that switches the flow of electricity on and off based on temperature
*120 volts
*7 watts per foot
*CSA listed

Opinions appreciated!



03/17/13  02:32am

 #2293956


The Lone Glider
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  Message To: Sbraden87   In reference to Message Id: 2293892


 Heat Tape?

I got heat tape from there and it works fine for me. Just make sure you check it everyday and it shoudl be fine.:)



03/18/13  06:12pm

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  Message To: The Lone Glider   In reference to Message Id: 2293956


 Heat Tape?

Yay! Thanks for the response! How well does the thermostat work?



03/18/13  10:00pm

 #2293979


The Lone Glider
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  Message To: Sbraden87   In reference to Message Id: 2293978


 Heat Tape?

pretty good for me. But I’m a worry wort and check it 3 times a day and have temp gauges in every cage just to make sure. Lol.



03/18/13  10:23pm

 #2294075


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  Message To: The Lone Glider   In reference to Message Id: 2293979


 Heat Tape?

Oh, I’ll have a temp gauge, too. I just want to make sure that it’s worth what I’m about to pay. :) Thank you for all your help!



03/20/13  10:14pm

 #2294078


The Lone Glider
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  Message To: Sbraden87   In reference to Message Id: 2294075


 Heat Tape?

Np. and you don’t have to be as obsessive as me, just make sure you check at least once every day or 2 at the very least.



03/20/13  10:27pm


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