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Question DetailsAsked on 6/24/2017

i would like to have my heat tape checked and replaced underneath a mobile hme if necessary baltimore md 21220

it is a double wide mobile home & I would like a list of 2 or 3 people I can call. I believe I need to have the heat tape checked & repaired if necessary.

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Hello Suecity2,

Thank you for reaching out. We would be happy to assist. If you have not done so already, please go to to set up a membership to search highly rated service providers in your area. Once you have set up a membership please search the "Heating and Cooling" category to find providers in your area, see their reviews, and contact information.

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Iann M

Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


In addition to HVAC firms as member services suggested, other tyhpes of firms that do this include specialty trailer repair and service firms (no Angies List category for thatbut commonly listed under Trailear and RV Repair in google or yellow pages listings, and also Electrical - normal electricians can check the wiring, confirm the circuit is providing power, and if you the service provider advance warning, most have thermometer attachments for a volt-ohm meter or laser thermometer to check the operating temp.

Also in areas where heat tape is commonly used, most Plumbers can also do checking and replacement - just not the initial wiringto provide the circuit to plug it into.

To self-check, unless you suspect a short, if they plug into an outlet (as opposed to being hard-wired) you can check the outlet using a $10-15 plug-in circuit checker (the LED lights show if the ciorcuit is live and if the wiring is correct polarity and such), and check the heat tape operation (if iit is accessible or exposed) using a laser thermometer ($15-25) - just be sure not to let the tape be one for more than about 5 minutes without letting it cool off, so it does not overheat in summer temps - and test during cooler part of morning or late evening, not heat of day.

Any of the above should be able to replace defective heat tape, provided the circuit is functional and has connection points where you need it.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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