Heating Tape - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2002, 09:26 PM
Harlequin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 47
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post Heating Tape

Does anyone have any idea where I can get my hands on some 12volt heating element tape? I've seen tape that is AC; just not DC...Here's basically what I need to do. If anyone is familiar with VW motors if you do not have the heat riser tubes connected in the winter the intake manifold will freeze to the ID of a pinhole in a few minutes. I was told by a few people that my only solution do to the fact that my mufflers donít support heat riser tubes is to heat my manifold other then using the motors heat. I came up with the idea of using Heating Element tape, Iíve seen this stuff used before on pipes in houses and thingsÖif anyone has even a general direction in where I can go with this it would be greatly appreciated..

[ December 07, 2002: Message edited by: Harlequin ]</p>

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2002, 09:31 PM
axle bastard's Avatar
you're killin me buck!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: erie PA
Age: 39
Posts: 163
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

i have seen simaler (sorry about the spelling)
stuff in the electric motor industry, don't know the opperating volts though, hope that helps
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2002, 07:13 AM
4 Jaw Chuck's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Age: 46
Posts: 5,093
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 113 Times in 91 Posts
Post

McMaster Carr has this stuff, two pages of it! Just do a search in the left pane for "heating tape".
__________________
Outlawed tunes from outlawed pipes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2002, 12:42 PM
willys36@aol.com's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carbureto...
Last journal entry: How to change auto shift timing on 200R4
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 8,393
Wiki Edits: 21

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Post

Don't you just love the McMaster Carr catalog? second best is Grainger. I can read them for hours!

[ December 09, 2002: Message edited by: willys36@aol.com ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2002, 07:26 PM
Harlequin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 47
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I think that link will do that trick...thanks guys!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2002, 10:08 PM
E.T. divided by $ spent= Speed
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYS america's unwiped butt
Age: 35
Posts: 1,858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Post

What about running 110volt AC heat tape plugged into a AC converter box runn off the altenator???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2002, 09:26 AM
Harlequin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 47
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Hey Monte, thatís exactly what Iím going to do. Iím going to but an inverter just big enough and run the AC stuff. It seems that the DC tape is almost non-existent. The only DC stuff I found was in the UK. And shipping from there is a nightmare.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2002, 04:17 PM
BstMech's Avatar
NYOFP4RJ3CHRIS
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: TN. In the corporate states of America
Age: 41
Posts: 1,552
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Post

I don't know about the type driven off the alternator, but the ones that just plug into the cig lighter or hook up to a power source. Say not to use them with anything with a heating element (blow dryer/heater etc.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2002, 08:20 PM
Harlequin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 47
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Ohh thats conferting...I think I might just make a phone call to the company in the U.K. that makes a wrap for veedub maifolds thats DC... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2002, 08:37 PM
E.T. divided by $ spent= Speed
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYS america's unwiped butt
Age: 35
Posts: 1,858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Post

I can't remember Ohm's law but measure the resistance of the tape,have someone figure the amperage draw at 120volts.I dought that a foot or two of heat tape will pull more than the converter box can handle.They say not to runn any heating elements like toasters,hotplates,etc... cause they have the lowest resistance and draw the most amperage.
Use the cut to length tape,that you put the ends on yourself.
One thing to consider befor attempting this is if the heat tape burns and energizes the chassis you have line voltage electifying your vehicle.Not good especially on a rainy day.So becareful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2002, 08:55 PM
BstMech's Avatar
NYOFP4RJ3CHRIS
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: TN. In the corporate states of America
Age: 41
Posts: 1,552
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Post

The warning that came with my inverter said not to use these items because it inverts/amplifies the voltage through a modified sinewave. I'm no electrical engineer, but the warnings were written in bold writing. You make a good point about the risk of using this setup. I think I would use the DC type instead, especially if they were made for this application.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2002, 12:28 PM
Madd Syntst's Avatar
Returning American Maddman
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Boynton Beach, Fl
Age: 61
Posts: 444
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

You are right about those catalogs. can sit at my desk and do "research" on different material I never knew existed!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.