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trace heating

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum' started by sheepo, Oct 28, 2009.

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  1. sheepo
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    sheepo Guest

    hello, i have got a job to install heat trace round pipes in caravans but have never used it before.
    looking for tips to install. cheers.
    what cable? any thermostat?
     
  2. roukel01
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    roukel01 Electrician's Arms

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    We always use this company, they do everything you need, from cable to thermostat to metalic tape you use to attach it to the pipe work.
    The cables are a little fiddly at first to terminate, but once you get used to it, its a doddle. Also you need to do a little thinking on cable runs because you can end up with quite alot of waste, you'll see what I mean once it arrives.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. sheepo
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    could you tell me if its simply a case of taking a cable from the breaker, to the thermostat, then the trace cable from thermostat round the pipes? cheers.
     
  4. roukel01
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    roukel01 Electrician's Arms

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    yeah, take a feed to the thermostat (obviously provide means of isolation) then I think from what I can remember you simply run all the cables from there, the stat controls it all.
     
  5. johnnyb
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    Just a little pointer my mate, we used to do trace heating on pipes in power stations, and make sure you don,t cross the tape on its self or it will create a hot spot and burn out usually.
     
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