Can I shorten my heat tape?

Can I shorten my heat tape?

Yes! Heat tape is a thin laminate material that can be cut with any good quality scissor. The element that we sell has been specifically chosen for reptile rack and cage use and can be cut to almost any length. MAKE SURE THE ELEMENT IS UNPLUGGED WHEN TRIMMING!

What if my heat tape is too long?

Usually you can wrap the tape around the pipe as you install it. You can then add or subtract wraps to adjust the length and make it come out where you want. This works well for just a short amount of slack.

Can heat tape be spliced?

Use this kit to make a splice or tee connection. For use when you need to branch custom-length heat tape in multiple directions to achieve complex configurations using a single heat tape power source.

Can heat cable be cut to length?

Heating cables are available in 1,000-foot reels or custom cut to specific length requirements. To complement these heating cables Heat-Line offers a large array of power connection and termination control kits.

Can you cut heat tape for pipes?

As far as length goes, heat trace cable can be cut to length and you can also add terminations to it, and heat tape comes in fixed lengths, somewhere between 2 and 100 feet, based on its style and you should know that it cannot be cut or trimmed if you don’t have the right length; the heating chord has the main …

What is the lifespan of heat tape?

Speaking of replacing, heat tape only has a 3-year lifespan. Most heat tape manufacturers warn that you should replace your heat tapes every 3 years minimum. Heat tape has a near-constant connection with both water and electricity and usually isn’t protected well from the elements.

Can you cut heated floor wire?

You cannot cut the floor heating wire for any reason. If you cut the heating wire you will invalidate the warranty, cutting or shorting the heater will result in failure. However, if you have too much floor heating wire there are some options. If you have excess wire, it is possible to adjust the spacing of your wires.

Can you repair heat trace cable?

A “parallel-type construction” cable—two parallel conductors inside a polymer heating core—is likely easier to fix. And happily, some companies sells splice kits with step-by-step instructions; you cut out the damaged section and splice in a new piece, no electrician required.

How to shorten heat tape?


  • Measuring Tape
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • What is the best wattage for heat tape?

    – Rapid thermal response – Maximum exposure temperatures up to 1400°F (760°C) – Up to 13 watts / in² (0.020 watts / mm²)

    Is duct tape a good conductor of heat?

    While insulation does not completely prevent this from happening, it provides a barrier that effectively slows the process down so your home stays warmer or cooler for a longer period of time. While duct tape is not an effective insulator by itself, it can be used to greatly improve the performance of your insulation.

    How to set up heat tape?

    Element should never have power applied while it is rolled (even the smallest amount) or overlapping other element.

  • Never use element on carpeting or other similar surface,even with a thermostat!
  • Element should always be regulated with a thermostat.