03:01AM | 10/20/01
Member Since: 10/09/01
48 lifetime posts
Hi from the frozen north,

We recently purchased a mobile home, for the summer, with a Well water supply. The Well is fine, but the Jet-Pump and Tank were in an area subject to extreme cold in the winter months. I have now moved these inside the home but the supply line from the Well is exposed between the ground and the floor of the home.

I planned to install a Heating Cable around this two foot length of plastic tube along with adequate insulation. However, a few people have suggested that these Cables can be dangerous, I guess from a fire risk aspect.

Comments please. "Snowbird" Alan.

Jay J

04:50AM | 10/20/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Alan,

I have a few links for you. Just be SURE that 1) whatever you decide to use that the material is DESIGNED for your particular situation. And 2) see if you can get #1 in writing, or something. And 3), there is no harm in checking w/your local firehouse/fire marshall to hear what they have to say if you decide to go 'electrical'. (I guess for me, it's a no brainer.)

DIY Article

Easy Heat I

Easy Heat II

Heat Line, Inc

If you need more help, just post back. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: One or 2 of these products did make mention of trailer homes ...

PPS: God Bless America!

[This message has been edited by Jay J (edited October 20, 2001).]

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