Snow Melt Plaque (NEC Requirement)


Snow Melt Plaque (NEC Requirement)
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Snow Melting Accessories Description

In order to stay compliant with National Electric Code 426-13, WarmlyYours’ Snow Melt Plaque must be purchased and installed in coordination with a snow-melting system. The code states that embedded snow-melting equipment must be evident by the posting of appropriate caution signs or markings where clearly visible. Thus, this durable cast brass plaque can be easily installed in concrete or asphalt to indicate that the snow-melting equipment is located underneath the material. The plaque is 4” x 4” x 3/8” thick and includes a ¼” diameter x 2” long bolt and nut combination for anchoring.

Specifications

Cabling Specs

Ideal Cable Spacing 3″

Product Dimensions

Length 4″
Width 4″

Identifiers

SKU SMP
UPC (GTIN-12) 881308021115

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Is it okay to cut the snow melting cable if it is too long for the application for which it was designed?

Never cut the heating cable. A heating cable will not work if it has been cut. If the heating cable is too long, call WarmlyYours to consult with a technician who will guide you in utilizing the additional length of cable.

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May I cross or overlap the WarmlyYours snow melt heating cable?

When installing outdoor WarmlyYours snow melting cables for your driveway, patio, walkway, terrace, stairs, ramp, etc. - NEVER cross, overlap, or allow the heating cables to touch each other. Doing so will quickly cause a circuit failure due to excessive heat build up. Always follow the installation instructions and/or design layout plan to ensure the cable is installed with the correct spacing required for proper operation.

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Why a GFEP breaker and not a GFCI breaker for WarmlyYours outdoor deicing and snow melting systems?

This National Electric Code (NEC) required protection for fixed outdoor deicing and snow-melting equipment may be accomplished by using circuit breakers equipped with ground-fault equipment protection (GFEP) of 30 mA. It is important to understand that this required equipment protection is not the same as a 5 mA GFCI used for personal protection.

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How much does a snow melting system cost?

The heating elements for a snow melting system typically will start at $9 ($11 CAD) per sq. ft. for Snow Melting Cables and $11 ($14 CAD) per sq. ft. for Snow Melting Mats. However, you'll also want to keep in mind the cost of a control, and if required, sensor/s for your snow melting system, which will add to the cost. Use our free Quote Builder to get an idea of how much a system would cost for your project. 

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What happens if the snow melt cable is damaged during the installation?

If a cable is damaged during installation, recheck the system for continuity and confirm the integrity of the insulation with a megohmmeter, or "megger" tester, referring to the installation and testing instructions. If the cable fails any of these tests, take the following actions: clear a 3 foot square working area around the damaged section of cable, and record the cable part number from the UL tag and the location where you purchased the product. Call WarmlyYours with the above information. WarmlyYours will provide further assistance and supply a splice kit suitable for repairing the particular cable.

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Customer Reviews

Snow Melting Accessories achieved an average rating of 4.9 stars with 17 reviews by our customers.

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Good choice

Mike M., Lakewood, CO on 12/11/2023

The WarmlyYours ice melt I recently installed is working great. They clearly have a 5 star product. I have only two slight complaints: none of the contractors referred by WY ever bothered to call back, so I had to find electrician and concrete guy myself. The plastic cover on the Snow Switch should be hinged instead of fastened with screws.

Best service ever!

Marc C., Salt Lake City, UT on 10/19/2023

Mary was fantastic at listening and helping me find the best solution to melt ice and snow on my exterior stairs. Mary was kind and patient as this had many challenges and Mary worked through them all like a champ. We love our new system and love not shoveling.

Wonderful as usually

Jasmine U., Oak Grove, MO on 06/04/2023

Pedro and the tech team were wonderful as usual

Fantastic, knowledgeable, customer service

Jay R., Damascus, MD on 06/03/2023

Always a great experience with WarmlyYours. Efficient effective technology helps us with melting walkways and driveways as well as warming my feet in the bathroom etc.

Great Customer Service for an Excellent Product

Richard K., Lakewood, NJ on 03/17/2023

Our experience with WarmlyYours was great from the beginning. They were easy to work with and provided a custom plan and all the necessary hardware to accomplish the job. We changed the design in the process and we were helped every step of the way. The system was on just this week and everything functioned accordingly.

Must have this if you live in a snowy region

Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO on 01/03/2023

Works great! No more salt or shoveling!

Mary knows her stuff. If she doesn't know , she calls you bac

Ken S., Commerce Township, MI on 09/28/2022

Mary knows her stuff. If she doesn't know , she calls you back within minutes with an answer.

Good quality product

John E., Lakewood, CO on 06/21/2022

WarmlyYours is a good quality product. The mat was installed this spring. I haven't connected it to power yet. Technical support through the process was excellent . The product shipped and arrived on time. The price seemed a little high but sales staff worked with me to eliminate items I didn't really need to reduce the overall costs to a more palatable level. Recommend it!

No ice in front of the garage doors for the first time in years!

Anonymous, Leawood, KS on 05/06/2022

Our snow melting system was installed this fall and for the first time in years we did not have ice in front of the garage doors for weeks in the winter. The WarmlyYours staff were great to work with and answered our many questions with patience and knowledge.

Learning Curve

Scott R., Omaha, NE on 02/01/2022

There is definitely a learning curve but after that it was great to see the finished product working. Customer was extremely happy.

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