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Old 01-12-2012, 03:10 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, 09:01 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.

Reason: typo

 
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:41 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 01-13-2012, 12:58 AM   #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.

Joel

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #15
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Step 1: Build the pipe assembly
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #16
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Step2: Wrap with the pipe heating element. Tie off both ends.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #17
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Step 3: Insulate (I apply the layer as 2 long strips, 1st Strip)
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #18
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Step 3b: Other Strip
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #19
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Step3c: I secure the insulation with aluminum tape.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #20
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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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