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Product type: Cable

Voltage: 120

Schluter-DITRA-HEAT-E-HK are twisted pair heating cables designed for integration with the DITRA-HEAT uncoupling membrane in interior floor warming applications

  • Do not purchase a heating cable the same size as the area to be tiled; this will be too much heating cable!
  • Very important: Never CUT the heating cable. This would change the cable resistance and could lead to a fire.
  • Install the heating cable at a spacing of 3 studs (3-1/2″ – 9 cm).
  • Minimum spacing from walls or fixtures (e.g., cabinets) is 3″ (75 mm).
  • Minimum spacing from other heat sources (baseboard heaters, fireplaces, forced air heating ducts, etc.) is 8″ (200 mm)
  • Minimum spacing from any plumbing drain is 6″ (150 mm).
  • The heating cable section of the cable must be entirely installed under the floor covering. In order to prevent a fire hazard, do not install it anywhere else (e.g., in a wall).
  • Never install heating cable under vanities, bathtub platforms, kitchen cabinets and islands or any other fixtures. Excessive heat could build up in these confined spaces and may cause a fire.
  • It is helpful to plan the location of a buffer zone, as it is not possible to predict where the heating cable will end. The buffer zone is an area where heating is not essential, typically behind a toilet or adjacent to a door opening. This area allows for placement of excess heating cable.
  • Heating cable testing is required while the heating cable is on the spool and at two subsequent steps during installation to ensure cable quality and for warranty purposes. A megohmmeter is required for the insulation resistance testing of the heating cables.
Product Codes For Different Sizes:
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12016 – 52.9 FT – Cable Area: 9.5 m² (101.9 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12027 – 88.2 FT – Cable Area: 2.5 m² (26.7 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12032 – 105.8 FT – Cable Area: 3 m² (32.0 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12038 – 124.1 FT – Cable Area: 3.5 m² (37.5 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12043 – 141.1 FT – Cable Area: 4 m² (43.1 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12064 – 212.9 FT – Cable Area: 6 m² (64.4 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12083 – 275.5 FT – Cable Area: 7.7 m² (83.3 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK12092 – 303.0 FT – Cable Area: 8.5 m² (91.7 ft²)
  • DITRA-HEAT.DHEHK120102 – 336.9 FT – cable Area: 9.5 m² (101.9 ft²)



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