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Old 01-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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Sounds good, I have been contemplating an ERIMS for a while myself using heating tape. Any chance you could post some pics when you finish the build?
I will be doing a step-by-step guide with photos.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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Here is the assembly for the pipe.
2 Tees, 2 Plugs, 1 18 inch pipe, 1 pipe heater, + insulation.



The thermal fuse is to be attached in series with one of the leads and taped to the outside of the insulation.

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:41 PM   #13
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wow very interesting idea. makes me want to start on my project now... Where are you going to be sourcing the heating wrap from?

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Old 01-12-2012, 11:58 PM   #14
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wow very interesting idea. makes me want to start on my project now... Where are you going to be sourcing the heating wrap from?
I have used McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com) I posted the parts earlier in this thread.

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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Step 1: Build the pipe assembly

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Step2: Wrap with the pipe heating element. Tie off both ends.

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Step 3: Insulate (I apply the layer as 2 long strips, 1st Strip)

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Step3c: I secure the insulation with aluminum tape.

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(2) questions.
- Does the heat tape come with it's own tie offs?
- Does all 8 feet of the tape really wrap just 18" of pipe?

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