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Old 11-07-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Frost King Heat Cable for water hose

Hello,

Every 'heated hose' review is awful, so I thought I'd follow the more inexpensive route. A neighbor did this but he was only here for a day or two so I never really looked carefully at how he wrapped his white water hose.

But, he used a heat "tape" (for some reason I have the package by Frost King that says heat cable) and wrapped his water hose, then used a foam self-sticky tape (which I also have) and wrapped the heat tape and hose (i think this was his formula) and then used aluminum foil tape (which I also have) and this kept it moisture free.
We went down to 7 and he was fine.
Others with heated hoses woke up to ice for about an hour till the sun shined.

HAVE YOU USED THIS PRODUCT Frost King heated cable for 'water pipe' before and what method did you use and how'd it go?
Thanks in advance,
Kim
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Years ago I used pipe insulation (black split foam tubes) and a heat tape. It worked well, but now I find it easier to just fill my tank and disconnect. If I were to stay in cold weather for a month or so I would heat the hose, but West Yellowstone was the only place we stay for more than a couple of days in cold weather.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:36 PM   #3
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So how does a heated hose keep the faucet and pipe from freezing? Every camp ground I’ve been reminds me of my responsibility (and expense) to not let their faucet freeze.
Just fill the tank and not worry.

I was in one campground where the water faucet was below ground level, had to open a lid to connect. Heated hose might work there, but it would be a real mess to hook up after a heavy rain with the pit full of water. My hookup pit had water in the bottom, but not up past the faucet.
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We successfully used the heat tape, split black foam insulation and a boxed in faucet with a heat lamp one winter with temperatures below freezing for weeks on end.
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I just left about 2' of the heat cable extending beyond the hose hook-up. Use this, plus some insulation to protect the city water connection.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:53 PM   #6
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I just fill the fresh water tank and operate from it and refill as needed. That way I do not depend on a hose heater to operate.

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I used PEX water pipe, heat taped and then used armoflex insulation on my daughter's trailer.
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