Heat wraped water pipes

Heat wraped water pipes

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    Heat wraped water pipes

    Is it save to turn the power onto water pipes that have been heat wraped, if the water pipes only contain pink R.V. anti-freeze in the pipes? It would be powered with only the R.V. anti-freeze up for around 14 hours until i could get water into the plumbing system. I know that the heat wrap dosn't get super hot, but is it safe on the pipes to power up the heat wrap with only the pink R,V. anti-freeze in the pipes.


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    The maximum service temperature for pvc is 140°f.
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    If you have anti-freeze in the system the heat wrap should not be necessary unless temps get lower than the freeze point of the anti-freeze.
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    Fill the pipes with Moonshine and they won't freeze. Also emptying them is a lot of fun.
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    Most heat tape only heats the pipes to about 50 degrees.


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    Yes it is safe! Pink antifreeze is also not flammable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    Yes it is safe! Pink antifreeze is also not flammable.
    Thank you. I will have a neighbor power up my house (far northern Wisconsin) to heat the place up be for i get there. Then when i get there i will fill the pipes with the water. I sold my house and have to winter up there.

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