If you are like us, you love the break from the summer heat that winter brings but freezing waterers keep you up at night. Look forward to a good nights sleep! We have been using heating tapes in various situations on our farm for several years now and let me tell you they are better than sliced bread!
They can be used just about anywhere! Even on everyone's favorite DIY 5-gallon chicken watering nipple buckets! Metal or PVC pipes with or without nipples attached. Wrapped around any watering bucket or gravity waterer! They are durable and only use 6 watts per foot to use! They can be wrapped or simply line the pipe that needs to be protected so you can use as much or as little as needed to get the job done at the lowest possible price. If you live in a climate that has mild winters then simply running the tape along the pipe should be fine. In colder climates, you can spiral the tape with a narrow or wide loop depending on how much heat you need. There is a 5ft non-heated lead prior to the heated portion included in the lengths listed above. The heating tapes top temp is 60F so you don't need to worry about melting if you have a spike in warm weather.
When it comes to using heat tapes, the extra insulation is nice, but not necessary. Our heat tapes are safe to cross over themselves as well as being used under insulation. Most of the heat tapes that you find are not! Our tapes come in a variety of lengths, so we should have the one that is suitable for your needs. For example, if you need a 100-foot heat cable to wrap your frost-free hydrant that keeps freezing. If we don't have the size you need just send us an email and we will get a custom quote for you.
Keep in mind that all of these devices require electricity and need to be treated with respect in order to avoid an electrical shock. Avoid any twists in the tape as you wrap. We highly recommend that you use a GFI outlet with ANY electrical elements next to water or outdoors. Please don't forget to protect the tape from being chewed on or damaged by animals.
Because of the high volume of orders please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.