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Brock Gorton
02-27-2002, 07:03 PM
Hello, everyone knows the heat tape everyone uses to heat racks, does it ever "die" or stop working good?

03-12-2002, 06:35 PM
Actually, I too would like to know of people's experience with heat tape. I just had a sweaterbox system made and I need to heat it. It's going to cost me about 200 to outfit it with heat tape and I want to know I'm makeing a good investment.
Thanks all!

03-12-2002, 06:54 PM
I have some racks with Heat Tape and they are  still working after 6+ years. As for $200.00 what are you paying per foot at what width. That just seems high unless your rack is just huge. Frank

Darla Hulse
03-15-2002, 10:16 AM
We have been using the flex watt now for over 1 yr and have had great luck with it. We wire all of it thru a thermostat and then some thru a rheostat. We also have some of the pipe tape but you need to be careful because it gets very hot.    Casey

03-17-2002, 03:45 PM
Actually, 200 is for twenty feet of it, with five sets of connectors. (3.69/ft at big Apple for 11" width.) My system is four feet long with five shelves. That amount also includes the rehostats-three of them. They aren't cheap- they are about 30 or 35 each and are about half of that figure.

03-17-2002, 04:11 PM
Thank you. I now see why the price is what it is. At first I thought you were talking about one long piece of heat tape with only one set of connectors.

03-25-2002, 02:29 PM
I would invest in a $20 electric space heater and heat the whole room.