Was wondering with the winter coming up could I make a grid of Heat wire and
wire it all up in series and roll it out on my driveway and use it to melt
the snow and ice and put it on a timer for certain times of the day so its
clear to get in and out?
Also anyone know any good sources off the internet for purchasing Heat Wire
or High Resistance Cabling?
The practical answer is "no".
The true answer is "Yes. but . . .".
There are Installation costs, Operating Costs, Maintenance costs,
and unexpected/undesirable side-effect-costs. ALL of them are
high for this application.
Might be more efficient to use a boiler, and tubes in the asphalt. Kinda
like wirsbo to keep the floor warm.
I'm told that the RTS bus service in Rochester NY has used th is type of
thing (tubes, not filaments) and found it successful.
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