Run the end of the roof cable along the inside of your gutter and down the gutter s downspout.
How to install gutter heater cable.
Here are the basic steps for installing new heat cable along a roof eave and gutter.
Route the cable from the electrical outlet to the starting point on the roof.
Multiply the gutter length by four if the eave is roughly one foot by five for a two foot eave and by six for a three foot eave.
Clip the starting point of the cable to a.
Secure the roof cable with brackets affixed to each shingle where the roof cable bends.
Ice shield can be heated with a self regulating heat cable or a constant wattage heat cable.
Starting at the bottom left or right edge corner of the surface near the gutters apply clips to the third or fourth row of shingles approximately eight to twelve inches apart.
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Run zigzags to create 15 wide triangles running the cable from the overhang to the warm area of your roof.
Measure the length of the gutter where you want to stretch the cable then figure out how far to the nearest foot the eave extends beyond the exterior wall of the home.
Once you have worked out how much you require all that is left is installing the gutter heat tape according to specific patterns.
Plug it into a gfi outlet.
Basically you will lay the cable in a zigzag or triangle pattern with the base of the triangle being about 15 inches and the height of the triangle being measured according to the length of the overhang.
Secure the cable to the shingle with one of the provided cable clips.
To install roof heating cables you must first apply shingle clips to the structure.
Run the cable through the gutter on the inside and down the downspout so that water will continue to flow from the roof to the gutters to the downspout.
You can heat an area as small as above an entrance way or an entire gutter run.
Secure it with brackets connected to each shingle at the bend of the cable.