Electrical heat tape on water pipe in crawl space
Posted by Mary on September 27, 19100 at 19:28:00:
Any pros or cons on use of heat tape under crawl space? We had one put on which is thermostatically controlled, approximately 18 years ago. A friend told me he had his removed because of fire potential...tape gets old, cracks, gets damp, etc. I think mine has some insulations over the tape too. Does anyone have a comment on the safety of this? (PS - an electrician went under the crawl space last year at my request but said he couldn't tell the condition of the tape since it was covered with insulation.)

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