Protect Your Pipes From Freezing with Pipe Freeze PRO Heat Tape
Prevent frozen pipes with the best pipe-trace heat tape on the market, packaged in this convenient kit. Our Pipe Freeze Kit includes a designated length of Pipe Freeze Pro Self-regulating heat tape (cable), a roll of fiberglass heat-resistant installation tape and our quick-guide set up and installation manual.
Can I use Pipe Freeze Pro to Prevent My Pipes from Freezing?
Pipe Freeze Pro can be used to prevent pipe freezing on almost all types of plumbing pipe. Different applications and installation techniques will depend on the material, the diameter of the pipe, and the ambient temperature of the environment of which the pipe resides.
Refer to our instruction manual for the best practices for your pipe freeze prevention project.
Questions about Pipe Freeze Pro?
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Pipe Freeze Installation
You can use any tape with a minimum temperature rating of 176º F, with fiberglass cloth tape being the most common. Self-adhesive aluminum foil tape an be used to fully cover Pipe Freeze PRO heating cables. The aluminum material helps spread conductive heat to the pipe. Standard tape, including electrical tape and duct tape, lose their adhesion when exposed to the heat generated by pipe trace heat cables over time.
The footage of heat tape needed to protect pipes against freezing depends on a few variables, most notably the pipe diameter. In general, pipes that are 1-1/2” or less in diameter require one run of heating cable, affixed at the 6 o’clock position. Larger pipe diameters require at least two cables run at the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions. Click here to see our installation manual.
Pipe Freeze Pro self-regulating heat tape can be overlapped many times and in any pattern to get the job done. Simply wrap the heat tape around the valve in figure eights, spirals, zig-zags, our any other pattern that results in the heat tape covering all sides of the body of the valve.
⚠ Warning: If you bought cheap, constant wattage heat tape such as Easy Heat or Frost King, your installation options are limited by the fact that you CAN NOT overlap those heat cables in any way due to the risk of fire. Wrapping valves can be tricky for this reason if you are using constant wattage cable.
Heat tape cables should not be installed in any permanently hidden areas.