Water pipe heat cable for pex

Old 02-20-16, 07:37 PM
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Water pipe heat cable for pex

I had a frozen pipe which is used for heating. Pipe was routed outside and goes up to 2nd floor. Froze pipe was copper and that section was switched with a PEX pipe. I wanted to know if i can use the heating cable with copper and PEX mix.

I have two shark bites on two ends with copper on one side and pex in the middle.
Old 03-02-16, 07:15 AM
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Need to relocate that pipe inside the home some how.
Just makes no since in your area to have ran it that way.
Old 03-02-16, 03:22 PM
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Yes, you may use the heat tape with the PEX tubing although as the others have stated it would be better to re-route the piping.

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