Originally posted by cranwill
The other issue I wonder about is coverage with heat tape. I've heard that if there IS a fire and you are using heat tape, you're pretty much screwed. I really hope that's not the case. Any one know?
This is absolutely true. If an electrical or heat-related fire is caused by ANYTHING that is not CSA-Approved (and this includes if you do your own wiring for say, a lamp, and you are not a CSA Certified electrician), you void your insurance. Flexwatt Heat Tape is NOT CSA approved, so if the cause of the fire is determined to be the heat tape, you're up s**t creek without a paddle.