Heat tape in a tight space
Not really sure if this is plumbing or electrical... I want to put a short heat tape on my water shutoff..the code in BC Canada at the time permitted it to be in an outside wall...dumb.
It's very well insulated with isoboard now, so well the only way to attach the heat tape will be with cable ties, and it will have to run along the pipe, no wrapping around possible. I was going to put the approved Mylar bubble wrap insulation over it (instructions say to insulate and air barrier over the tape.
Will this work? I doubt the heat tape will ever be needed, it's just extra protection. I can't think of any other way to do it.