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To avoid overheating of the cable, do not allow the heated portion of an operating heating cable to touch or overlap itself or to touch another heating and/or deicing cable.
It is not recommended to install this product to remove ice dams that have already formed or for the purpose of clearing the roof of existing ice and snow.
To avoid overheating of the cable, do not operate the cable in warm weather (above 50° F or 10° C).
The Deicing Cable Kit includes a constant wattage heating element that cannot be shortened or altered in any way.
No, this Deicing Cable Kit is rated for 120V. It should be grounded and ground fault protected in compliance with local electrical codes.
The Deicing Cable Kit doesn't require a thermostat/controller and can be connected to an outlet throughout an entire winter, during a single snow event, or manually when de-icing is needed.
To do the test, uncoil the deicing cable completely so that it does not touch, cross-over or overlap on itself. Do not plug in the cable until it has been completely uncoiled. Plug the cable in, and in approximately 5 minutes, it should feel slightly warm to the touch. Then unplug the cable. Also, a resistance test can be done with a digital multimeter.
Cable length needed depends on the sizes and areas of the roof that need to be deiced (roof with gutter, downspouts, valleys, and/or dormers). Please measure the dimensions of the above areas and see Appendix A of the Installation Manual.