Frost King heat cable kits come with an extension cord, a thermostat and the covered wire cable that keeps the metal or plastic water pipe from freezing. Cable lengths vary between 6 and 30 feet. The three-pronged plug has an indicator that lights when the device is plugged in.
The wire cable, which looks a bit like a black electrical cord, is placed along the length of the pipe and secured either with plastic ties or electrical tape, purchased separately. The orange power cord is plugged in, and the thermostat, which connects the black and orange cords, is set using the round, black control button. The heat cable kits are available at retail outlets such as Home Depot.