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Old 01-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #15
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I built a winter hose from a white RV water hose, a 30' heat tape, aluminum foil, tubing insulation and 3m duct tape. It looked like something NASA would have ordered and I was mighty proud until the heat tape quit working.

Rather than rebuild the whole thing I bought a 25' Pirit heated water hose for a little more money ($113 w tax). We have had a couple of -4 degree nights and the average temp has been just 21* over the last 20 days. It has been COLD! The Pirit hose works well, but it has had a garden hose taste unless you let the water run a bit, though will store a lot easier than the homemade one.

Always tradeoffs, huh?
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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I built a winter hose from a white RV water hose, a 30' heat tape, aluminum foil, tubing insulation and 3m duct tape. It looked like something NASA would have ordered and I was mighty proud until the heat tape quit working.

Rather than rebuild the whole thing I bought a 25' Pirit heated water hose for a little more money ($113 w tax). We have had a couple of -4 degree nights and the average temp has been just 21* over the last 20 days. It has been COLD! The Pirit hose works well, but it has had a garden hose taste unless you let the water run a bit, though will store a lot easier than the homemade one.

Always tradeoffs, huh?
Beware the Pirit hose. I have had two failures this winter and my neighbor just had one fail last weekend. Seems they wait until you least expect it!

I rebuilt a heat tape version, much like your first one..works like a charm!

See this thread! http://www.airforums.com/forums/f459...yon-98031.html
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Hi, this is what it looks like if you don't, but should, have a heated water hose.
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