Re: strange water line problem

Aw, another brilliant idea gone bad. The inspector flat out did not like the idea of a box with electrical fixtures anywhere near a water line that could potentially burst. I do like to keep the inspector happy so I came up with another idea that got his OK. You can buy self-regulating submersible heat cable for use in gutters and downspouts and it can actually be put into standing water. The wire uses 6 watts per foot and you just put a plug on one end and plug it into a receptacle. I figure I need 18 feet of the stuff so that’s about the equivalent of a 100 watt bulb inside the box. This should be just enough to keep the water and air temps inside the crock and box above freezing.

Hope this helps someone else.


Wheat Hill