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Old 12-12-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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My hose is frozen!

Hi, I think it is almost time for me to have a "Heated Water Hose" since we tend to go North in the winter instead of South like most of you. For those who have a heated water hose, what brand, color, length, store, and price did you pay? Also for those who made their own, what did you use? Where did you buy the pieces? How long of a hose did you use? I'm thinking about 15' would be perfect, but that seems to be an odd length. Any draw backs or complaints with heated water hoses, whether home made or store bought? Amazon has a red 25' hose for about $90.00 that I'm thinking about buying; It's not bulky or thick, but 25' is the shortest they make. [this brand]

Any and all recommendations appreciated.

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Bob, I found one that's 20 feet long, but it does not specify if it is rated for potable water.
I remember in the Good Old Days you would get insulated tape with a heating element in it, but they are used more on exposed copper pipe.
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Used a standard 25 ft length of white RV hose. Hardware store had the heating element, also 25 feet. Put the hose and heating element in a foam insulation used for water lines and taped it with Duck Tape. It was 23 here the other night and the water was fine!

I also covered the connections with some bubble wrap and used Duck Tape for them.
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