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Easy Heat AHB-115 Cold Weather Valve and Pipe Heating Cable, 15-Feet

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15-Feet
  • Easy Heat pipe heating cable installs quickly and easily to keep water flowing
  • Includes grounded plug, built in thermostat, and instructions
  • Each cable consists of tough PVC inner insulation, a continuous ground braid, and weather-resistant PVC outer jacket
  • AHB units are activated and de-activated by an integral energy-saving thermostat
  • Approved for rigid plastic and metal pipe; UL listed
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Easy Heat AHB-115 Cold Weather Valve and Pipe Heating Cable, 15-Feet + M-D Building Products 4929 3-inches-by-25-Feet Fiberglass Pipe Wrap(3"x25'), Yellow + Easy Heat HCA 30-Foot by 1/2-Inch Cold Weather Valve and Pipe Heating Cable Application Tape
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Product Details

Size: 15-Feet
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 7.6 x 8.7 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000DGAEF
  • Item model number: AHB-115
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,799 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Size: 15-Feet

Temperature-controlled cable runs straight along pipe and valves, held in place by application tape and plugs into grounded electrical outlet. Keeps water flowing down to -380. For odd lengths of pipe over 3/4-inch in diameter, we recommend two separate cables on opposite sides of the pipe with up to 3-feet of overrun at center of pipe run. Metal pipe requires 1/2-inch fiberglass insulation around cable. 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. Cable installs fast and easy. Each package contains grounded plug, built in thermostat and instructions. Cable has weather resistant PVC outer jacket and inner insulation. Keeps water flowing down to 40 F.

Customer Reviews

Easy to install.
Dave
My bad...I did not know there was a restocking fee if returned.
mary
Heat tape is a great way to keep your pipes from freezing.
MidnightWriter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

81 of 83 people found the following review helpful By matt151617 on November 9, 2011
Size Name: 12-Feet Verified Purchase
It hasn't been cold enough to use this yet, but I did install it. The directions say to keep the cable off the ground, but I wanted to use it on a pool pipe that was sitting on the ground, so I ran it along the side. You do need a few extra items before installing this. First, it says to wrap the pipe in aluminum foil if installing on plastic pipe (I didn't do this since the pipe is black and I figure it'll absorb heat just fine). Next, the cable has to be secured to the pipe every 6 inches with electrical tape rated at least 80°C. After that, you're supposed to wrap it in up to 1/2" fiberglass pipe insulation. Finally, you wrap the insulation in waterproofing material. I ended up needing a little under 50 feet of 1/2" fiberglass insulation wrap to wrap 12 feet of 1.5" pipe with 2 90 degree elbows and 2 large shut off valaves. The insulation was about $7 at Lowes and included plastic wrap to waterproof it. You will need some duct tape to secure the plastic in place.

For those wondering about the specs, the directions say the thermostat will kick on at 38°F and turn off once the pipe is heated to 45°F.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Jeremiah Tepe on December 2, 2011
Size Name: 60-Feet
I have been searching for information about this cable pertaining to what temp it turns itself on, after reading the reviews stating that it doesn't say in the directions. I have found what I was looking for at the manufacturer website. Which states:

The thermostat turns the heating cable on when
exposed to temperatures below 38°F. It will shut the heating
cable off when the pipe has been heated to a temperature of
approximately 45°F.

I found this information from this link. [...]

I hope this helps any who are curious.
I haven't used this product yet, but have purchased it.
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77 of 90 people found the following review helpful By MidnightWriter on December 14, 2011
Size Name: 9-Feet
Heat tape is a great way to keep your pipes from freezing. It also provides a fast way to burn your house down if you install it improperly. Consumers frequently install the heat tape and then wrap the pipe in fiberglass insulation, which is fine, PROVIDED it doesn't have a paper or cardboard backing. You wouldn't wrap a 60W light bulb in paper backed glass, would you? Use unbacked fiberglass. Don't create hot spots by spiral wrapping the tape. Follow the directions -- buy several rolls of electrical tape to mount it, not duct tape, which often debonds when heated. Grounded, thermostatically controlled heat tape is a lot safer than the old, 2-wire stuff. Install it correctly and you'll avoid frozen pipes AND a visit from the fire department.
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Nickdotnet on February 8, 2010
Size Name: 30-Feet Verified Purchase
Used this on the water hose for my RV while camping in the snow. Great product. Took 2 people to get it on tight, but did the trick. Other campers' lines were freezing every night, mine stayed nice and warm. Had some extra to wrap around the faucet too. Was a long process - going to keep it on that water hose and make it my "winter hose". Worked fine with a PVC (or rubber - whatever it is called) drinking water hose - didn't melt it or get too hot. Shipping took quite a while but I got it just in time.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Roy Rogers on January 20, 2007
Size Name: 9-Feet
I am using this heat tape to keep a standpipe and spigot from freezing outside the horse barn. It must be laid flat on the pipe as opposed to twisting it around the length of the pipe. For a long running pipe, this is the correct unit, but be sure to order the proper length.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Craiger10 on September 2, 2008
Size Name: 6-Feet
As an electrician have put in thousands of feet of this stuff,but for home use,this matches up with the best of them
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By P. Tato on January 5, 2014
Size Name: 12-Feet Verified Purchase
This is a good product and it makes significant heat for your pipes. But do not buy one as long as your pipes! The instructions (not found in the sales page) tell you to keep it away from buildings (by about 12"), never let it overlap itself, and never let any part of it be out of contact with a pipe. It says that it will keep a pipe warm about 3' past its ends, which gives you some leeway. This means that if your pipe comes out of a wall and is 12 feet long, then you should buy the next size down, a nine footer. When you install it leave a foot and a half of pipe hanging off each end. Finally, insulate the entire length of the pipe over the heater tape.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Chris Roussell on February 3, 2013
Size Name: 80-Feet
I am in Northern Afghanistan and the PVC pipe that supplies the clinic I manage is exposed to the elements. It was covered with insulation but that was not sufficient to keep the water running when it was consistently 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Trying to run a medical and dental clinic without water does not work, especially when we have patients admitted overnight for observation and a need for bathroom facilities. Once the heat tape arrived I had it installed and the water was running almost immediately after installation. We have not had any problems since then. I am very satisfied with the product.
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