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THG Heat Tape Connection How To

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How To Connect Heat Tape Tutorial

Of course the simplest way to connect the heat tape is just to have us at Pangea do it for you. When you order the connection kit for your THG heat tape just select "Yes Please" under the Connect it for us option.

You can Purchase the heat tape and all accessories HERE.

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Place a mark on the copper strip of the heat tape about 1/4 of an inch in from the end.Heat Tape

Punch a hole through the copper strip where you have marked it. A regular old paper hole punch will work just fine.Punching Heat Tape

 

 

Insert the eyelet BETWEEN the the plastic layers. It is important not to go on top of or underneath but actually get inside the and between the laminate.

Heat Tape Connector

 

Once inside line up the eyelet with the punched out hole and place the longer end of the rivet through the tape and eyelet.

Connected Heat Tape

 

 

 

Next, connect the smaller part of the rivet with the other end of the rivet.

Heat Tape Eyelets

 

 

 

Using a special crimping tool or a good pair of vice grips, crimp the rivet together completely.  The rivet should not move at all if this is done properly.

Heat Tape Clamp

 

 

 

Use the provided insulation pieces to sandwich the connection on both sides

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Heat Tape Sealed Sealed Heat Tape

 

 

 

Use electrical tape to cover the ends of the heat tape and you are done.

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