Heat Tape question

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Old 11-28-06, 09:24 AM
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Heat Tape question

Greetings from New hampshire. This is our first winter in our older mobile home. Our incoming water pipe is copper to galvenized.
. Only about 24" exposed to the outside. The remainder of all the pipes run inside the home. What is the best type of heat tape to purchase. Thermostically controlled by itself? Can this be left plugged in all year. I have already installed a new GFCI recepticle for the tape. Can I install pipe inulation over the heat tape?
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Bob
 
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Old 11-28-06, 10:21 AM
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All the heat tape that I'm familiar with has a thermostatic control, if I'm not mistaken they are set to come on at 35` There shouldn't be a problem with leaving them plugged up all year but most un plug them and then visually inspect them before plugging back in the nest year.

The instructions that come with the heat tape will let you know if/how you are to insulate with the heat tape.
 
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Old 11-29-06, 04:06 AM
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Thank you.....buying new heat t ape today~
 
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