How to Wire Heat Tape?

Answer Wrapping a strip of heat tape around pipes exposed to below freezing weather protects them from damage. When pipes freeze the water inside of them expands, which often causes the pipe walls to burs... Read More »

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Can electrical tape be used with heat tape?

Electrical tape can be used with heat tape. When using heat tape, it is recommended that you use electrical tape instead of electrical wire to hold the heat tape in place. Be careful not to run hea... Read More »

How to Test Heat Tape?

Many people use a heat tape under their mobile home or house plumbing pipes. A heat tape is usually on the main water supply pipe coming into your home and prevents the pipe from freezing. It is a ... Read More »

Can you use heat tape on a CPVC pipe?

Heat tape with an automatic thermostat control can be used on CPVC and other plastic vinyl pipes. Do not use older heat tape systems lacking thermostat controls on any plastic pipes, as these mode... Read More »

Is electrical tape heat-resistant?

Electrical tape is heat-resistant. The highest temperature at which electrical tape is able to continue to provide heat resistance may vary depending on which brand of electrical tape is being used... Read More »