Country Talk Discussion Board|
Heat Tape and Copper Pipes
[ Expand ] [ View Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Return to Forum ]
Posted by Peanut on October 04, 2004 at 10:40:16 from (22.214.171.124):
I am looking for some advice on the do's and don'ts with heat tape and copper water lines. I have hot and cold water lines (about 110 feet) exposed inside a barn. I really want to keep my water on this winter but I have never used heat tape before. Is it economical to run? Is it safe? Do I need to put foam insulation around a heat-wrapped pipe? It seems like it will be rather expensive for me to wrap 110 feet of copper lines. I poked around on the internet and can by the tape in bulk to save a few bucks. Those kits even have automatic thermometers that turn the tape on and off depending on the outside air temp. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community