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Old 06-28-2009, 12:31 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
I think there is depending on the circumstances. Diesel absolutely, gasoline in cold weather possibly, but gains would be less than diesel. I want to heat the fuel lines with electricity, does anybody have an idea of a product that works off 12V that I can wrap around a fuel line. I do not want to just wrap wire around my lines.
Chemical supply houses ( for labs and such ) sell heat tape...but I have never heard of 12 volt DC h. tape. Probably because of the current draw. We used Variacs to start heating at 120 AC in the labs, then turn the AC down to the desired temp.
You would definately want to wrap this tape in fiberglas or something similar ... to avoid the loss of precious heat. Watch the electrical shorts to the steel line(s)....
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