trace heating for gutters

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  1. mur312

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    has anyone installed trace heating for gutters any info would be good .eg how to terminate the cable at stat and what you do with the end of the cable
     
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    Maybe he's maxed out on patio heaters, warm-air body driers and 2" recessed lights.....

    :LOL:
     
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    what you on about ban all sheds?
     
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    Don't see how you could considering that trace heat tape relies on the pipework and tape being insulated to be effective. Its output may be as low as 10w/m. Even in a single pipe hot water system the boiler heats the water the tape only has to overcome the losses of the insulation w/m.
     
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    mur312, why would you want to do this? Could you explain further?

    bas is telling you (in his own way) that what you are asking about is a waste of energy.
     
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