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De-icing install #166653
07/25/07 09:33 AM
07/25/07 09:33 AM
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derater  Offline OP
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Anyone have any experience with roof valley and gutter de-icing installs ? Local supply house has Easyheat products, come in stock lengths and are cord / plug. Does this mean a number of receptacles in attic ? Thanks, Dan.

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Re: De-icing install [Re: derater] #166654
07/25/07 09:52 AM
07/25/07 09:52 AM
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1) READ the directions. Some brands are 'self regulating' and can cross over themselves; most will self-destruct if you do this.

2) WATTS the problem? Receptacles are usually placed under the eaves. But- make sure there's enough capacity .... don't be surprised if each length needs it's own circuit.

3) Make sure there's another, separate receptacle, on a different circuit, for the Christmas lights.

4) Make SURE melt water has some place to go. It won't help if it all freezes up in the downspout.

5) Have a roofer INSPECT the existing roof for damage .... or you'll be blamed.

Re: De-icing install [Re: renosteinke] #166680
07/25/07 08:32 PM
07/25/07 08:32 PM
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Did it twice in 27 years, used commercial grade stuff from WW Grainger. No plugs, all hardwired. Had roofer check roof first on both jobs. 6-120 volt, 20 amp circ for slate roof house job. 12-120 volt circuits for comm bldg job. (Roofer supplied report also)
Never tried the 'plug-in' line.

As Reno said...READ!!

John


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