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EasyHeat ADKS Roof and Gutter De-Icing Heat Trace Cable

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Links to other roof heating cable:
EasyHeat PSR Pre-Terminated Self-Regulating Freeze Protection Cable for Water Pipes and Roofs
Wrap-On Roof and Gutter Heating Cables.
Danfoss RX Roof & Gutter Deicing Cables.
Chromalox Commercial Grade Roof and Gutter Heat Trace Cable

Even in below freezing weather, snow on the roof will often thaw because of heat from the sun and heat loss from the house through the roof. As this melted snow reaches the roof overhang it refreezes.  Here there is no heat loss so the roof surface is much colder. As this melted snow refreezes again and again on the roof overhang, an ice dam is formed. Soon water backs up under shingles, and leaks into the house.

EASYHEAT ADKS roof de-icing cable prevents water and ice damage by providing a clear path for melting water. It keeps roof edges, gutters and downspouts ice-free.  Versatile design adapts to most roof and gutter configurations.

It's not those big icicles that do the real damage, it's the ice you don't see that backs up in gutters and under shingles. When the ice melts it can really do a number on repair costs. Easy Heat ADKS roof de-icing cable prevents this water and ice damage by providing a clear path for melting water to flow off the roof. The versatile design adapts to most roof and gutter configurations.

  • Easy to install
  • Approved for metal and plastic gutters
  • Complete with clips and spacers

ADKS-500 Cable (100 feet, 500 watts)

ADKS Roof Application This product is intended for the sole use of preventing ice dams from forming on inclined roofs with tab shingles, in gutters and downspouts.  (Not for use on metal roofs because of the risk of overheating, use self-regulating cable instead such as PSR, or the Danfoss RX).  This roof de-icing cable is not intended for use as a snow melting system to clear roof of ice and snow.  This system can be installed with confidence that it will operate for years without requiring service. All components are made of the highest quality material and are tested during critical points in the manufacturing process.
ADKS Packaging w/product Each ADKS kit includes the Electric Roof De-icing Cable (Residential Grade, 120 Volt, 5 Watts/foot) and 6 foot power cord with plug and enough roof clips and cable spacers to complete the installation.

  U.S.A. UL and Canadian cUL Listed
CSA Certified
CSA Certified and UL Listed to Canadian safety standards.

Figure 1

The cable should be installed over the unheated portion of the roof (E in Fig. 1) - normally the roof area above the overhang.

To design how much cable is needed, multiply the length of the roof edge that you want cable on by the following spacing factor:

If your roof overhang is: Overhang Multiplier: If your roof overhang is: Overhang Multiplier:
12" 4.0 48" 8.1
24" 5.3 60" 9.6
36" 6.8 72" 11.2

The overhang multiplier is the length of cable required per foot of roof length.  Note: Multiplier shown includes 1 foot of gutter cable for each foot of roof edge.  If cable is not installed in gutter, subtract 1.0 from the overhang multiplier.

Dimensions you will need:

Figure 2

Cable Installation Patterns:

One cable may cover both roof and gutter areas, or separate cables can be used.

Add this number calculated above to the length of the downspout. (A in Figure 2).  Note: If a downspout is located anywhere other than at the end of the cable routing, that downspout will require double length of cable (B in Figure 2).  Add extra cable for valleys (6' per valley, C in Figure 2) and around dormers (D in Figure 2)

Example: 28 feet of roof, 24" overhang (therefore using overhang multiplier of 5.3), 1 downspout @ 10' at end of cable run, 1 valley, 1 dormer with 30' perimeter.

Cable length = (28 x 5.3) + 10 + 6 + 30 = 194.4 feet.  Select ADKS-1000 which is 200 feet since it is the closest to 194.4 feet.  Excess cable can be used in the valley or downspout.  The de-icing cable cannot be cut or altered, doing so voids the warranty, and once cut it cannot be repaired.

Easy Heat Owners/Installation Manual

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Optional RS-2 Roof Cable Deicing Control

rs-2 installed


Control expense and energy use in electric roof cable protection automatically with Roof Sentry (RS-2). The RS-2 requires two conditions to be present before it energizes roof deicing cable: cold temperatures (ON, 38F; OFF, 48F) and the presence of runoff water from the roof in contact with its sensor wire.  If only one of the conditions exists, the control will not energize the cable.

  • 1200 Watt capacity at 120 VAC, one per cable.
  • State-of-the art electronic sensor.
  • Weather resistant enclosure.
  • Installs quickly and easily.
  • CSA Certified

rs-2 mounted under eave

Easy Heat RS-2 Roof Sentry Control Installation Instructions

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Optional Accessories:

Extra Roof Cable Clips Extra Roof Cable Spacers
Part# CSK-12 (Combination package of 19 Extra Roof Cable Clips & 16 Extra Roof Cable Spacers)
Extra roof cable clips and cable spacers can be ordered (enough are already included with each ADKS kit to complete the installation

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*Delivery time: typically ships in 1 working day or less plus allow additional time for your selected UPS or FedEx shipping method.  Your shipping cost will be displayed in your shopping cart.

Item ID Catalog # Description  
EASY10001 ADKS-100 Heat Trace Cable (20 Feet, 100 Watt) includes 1 CSK-12 Price & Availability
EASY10004 ADKS-150 Heat Trace Cable (30 Feet, 150 Watt) includes 1 CSK-12 Price & Availability
EASY10005 ADKS-300 Heat Trace Cable (60 Feet, 300 Watt) includes 2 CSK-12's Price & Availability
EASY10006 ADKS-400 Heat Trace Cable (80 Feet, 400 Watt) includes 3 CSK-12's Price & Availability
EASY10007 ADKS-500 Heat Trace Cable (100 Feet, 500 Watt) includes 4 CSK-12's Price & Availability
EASY10042 ADKS-600 Heat Trace Cable (120 Feet, 600 Watt) includes 4 CSK-12's Price & Availability
EASY10037 ADKS-800 Heat Trace Cable (160 Feet, 800 Watt) includes 5 CSK-12's Price & Availability
EASY10002 ADKS-1000 Heat Trace Cable (200 Feet, 1000 Watt) includes 7 CSK-12's Price & Availability
EASY10003 ADKS-1200 Heat Trace Cable (240 Feet, 1200 Watt) includes 8 CSK-12's Price & Availability
Optional Control:
EASY10011 RS-2 Roof Sentry De-Icer Control (Controls 1 ADKS Cable) Price & Availability
Optional Accessories:
EASY10012 CSK-12 19 Extra Roof Cable Clips & 16 Extra Roof Cable Spacers Price & Availability

*This delivery time is for normal conditions and is subject to Easy Heat factory availability.

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