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Re: Thermo controlled outlets
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 02:31:23 AM »

FWIW, these are designed for use with roof and gutter heater tape.  I considered using these for that application at my old home to help with an ice damn.  In the end I opted to simply maly nually plug them in since the issue only occurred once or twice a year and not even every year.

I actually thought about using these again at my current house to control a light bulb under a shop sink to keep pipes from freezing.  It would be a good idea to use it, but I decided to just leave the bulb on at all times to avoid cycling which is what typically causes failure.  I'd rather burn a few watts when not needed rather than bursting pipes again...
 

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