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Posted: 01/25/13 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been using a Pirit heated hose for a month now...been into the low teens...no problem, works great!


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I have a hose that I put heat tape on and then covered with tub insulation. Works great but have not used in about 7 years. I just use my clean water tank and if it warms up I will put regular hose on. Biggest problem the faucets that stick up out of the ground must also have heat tape and insulation. I found just easier to use clean tank. it works great.


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I bought the Pirit heated hose as I really liked the idea better than taping heat tape to the hose then insulating and creating a bulky hose to deal with. The Pirit hose was cheaper than many others I looked at but was imported and i never had any success with it. It seems like the thermostat does not work or something as it always froze up. They replaced it (free of charge) three times and each time it failed. I ended up going the heat tape and insulation route and have not had a problem since.
I was thinking of trying one of the american made hoses but they are expensive.





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Posted: 10/18/13 09:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can one or more of you please be very specific about how you wrap your hose? FYI: If I remember correctly (and this was probably overkill), I wrapped the hose with insulation, then used electrical tape to secure the heat tape to the hose already wrapped in insulation. Then I wrapped it AGAIN with the insulation, then wrapped with plastic to keep the whole thing from getting wet when in the snow. Then secured the foam tube around the whole thing with electrical tape again.

In CO during the entire 2009-10 winter, the water in my little 18' TT only froze 5 nights. I'm in Denver again for the entire winter. I will be in the hospital/rehab for several weeks and my 80 yr old mom will be staying in my RV. I do NOT want her to have water trouble and am willing to do overkill if that what it takes. I honestly simply cannot remember exactly what I did before. Your thoughts would be most appreciated!! Oh, and the utilities in this RV park are all UNDER the unit, not to the side like in most parks; therefore, you can't hook/unhook hoses as needed. Thank you!





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Posted: 10/25/13 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ECO718QB wrote:

Can one or more of you please be very specific about how you wrap your hose?


I just went through this and switched mine over to PVC. I than ran heat cable along it and covered that in foam insulation. Then I wrapped it all in duct tape. For the mostly mild winter here in N/VA I think I'll be set. I have maybe 3 hours in the whole 25' project.


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so using the heat tape from Lowes with the thermostat built-in on my white water hose is actually making my water run hot for about 10 seconds till it clears does everyone else experience that?

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DaveKubler wrote:

so using the heat tape from Lowes with the thermostat built-in on my white water hose is actually making my water run hot for about 10 seconds till it clears does everyone else experience that?


yes. this has been normal for me.

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ECO718QB wrote:

Can one or more of you please be very specific about how you wrap your hose?


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