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Heating Cables:  Melt Away

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Melt Away

Key Features:
  • Install over unheated portions of roofs, valleys and dormers.
  • Weather-proofed, ground-fault protected outlets required.
  • Includes de-icing cable, shingle clips, cable spacers, installation instructions and electrical panel labels.
  • $169 for 200 feet of cable and accessories.
  • Pricing as of 2011.
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  • Easy Heat 240' Roof-Gutter Deicer Cable
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by Rosemary Thornton, contributing editor
Ice dams, a familiar scourge of those who live in northern climates, are ridges of ice that from at the edge of a roof, preventing water from draining off. Little can be done once ice dams form on a roof, except to wait for the inevitable damage as the ice slowly melts and ruins walls and ceilings. So preventing them in the first place is your best strategy.

Easy Heat de-icing cable melts away the troublesome ice and snow, and uses only five watts per foot. As shown here, it comes with 240 feet of wire, and uses standard household current.


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