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Old, frayed electric heat tape

Frayed Heat TapeThe Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates 2,000 fires, 10 deaths and 100 injuries every year are related to malfunctioning heat tape.

The heat tape (photo right) was used in the crawlspace under a local modular home to keep the main water pipe from freezing. The heat tape was so brittle it broke apart as it was removed and replaced. Note it only has a 2-prong plug. All new heat tapes have a 3-prong plug.

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