With winter quickly approaching and temperatures certain to fall below freezing, our thoughts should turn towards protecting and preventing our water lines from freezing. We try to find materials that will do the job and wonder is this adequate protection? How do I know how much wattage I will need to ensure the water lines are protected? How do I install the cables and do I need to insulate after installing my cable? These are all very good questions and very important in the process of protecting all types of water lines. To get started, you will need accurate measurements on the length of pipe and any branch lines you want to protect. You also need to include any valves that you want to protect. List the size of the pipe and the type of material (copper, steel, PVC, etc.) You should also know what voltage you have available and whether you want a thermostat to control your cables.
Some of the same principles used in freeze protection can also be found in pipe tracing. Important facts like length, size and material are all necessary information when you determine wattage requirements for your pipe tracing project. Some differences when figuring pipe tracing include starting and ending temperature, maintenance temperature and what liquid or products we are trying to maintain. You also may not have known that pipe tracing can be either inside or outside of a pipe. You are now ready to call one of our qualified technicians to take you the rest of the way to protecting or maintaining your pipes.