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Powerblanket's Extra-Hot line of thawing and heating blankets provide superior protection and rapid thaw capability to users worldwide. Model EH0404-PH12 is the perfect solution for thawing utility poles, posts and holes. 4'x4' ground thawing blanket. Thaw frozen ground up to 8 feet deep!
Extra-Hot 4' x 4' Utility Pole / Key Hole Ground Thawing Electric Construction Blanket with 12" Dia. Cutout. Key Hole / Utility Pole Heated Ground Thaw Blankets offer a low-weight, highly efficient heating source for utility companies and construction workers that need to thaw frozen ground in and around poles, posts and holes. Powerblanket EH0404-PH12 can be placed directly around a pole to provide heat where needed. Every blanket is water resistant and constructed of rugged, D-15 vinyl. These construction grade blankets provide the most continuous and even heating source available, providing the perfect amount of heat to ensure complete thawing of the entire area.
- Custom Flat Heated Powerblanket for Utility Pole Thawing & Curing w/dimensions of 4' x 4' with a 12" cutout.
- Power Density: Extreme Freeze Protection (rated to -40°F and 40 mph winds)
- External Cord Length: 8 ft
- Temperature Control: Internal fixed preset thermostat
- Vinyl Type: D-15 Black Vinyl (rated to -40°F)
- Approximate Wattage:500Watts
- Approximate Amperage: 4.17 Amps
- Voltage: 120V
- Plug Type: 15 Amp Plug
- Certified by ETL to UL, CE, CSA Safety Standards
- Patented GreenHeat Technology for even and uniform heating & thawing
This item also includes:
- Protected by an automatic GFCI device to protect both the product and the user
- Keep Sonotubes & Columns from Heaving
- Thaw Posts Prior to Repairs or Removal
- Thaw Frozen Ground Prior to Digging & Trenching
- Cure Concrete for Posts & Pillars
- Keep crews onsite and working all winter long!
- Avoid winter work stoppage and delays.
In the diagram below you can see what will happen through a series of freeze and thaw cycles (courtesey of Garteway Farms).
Frost heave shown due to improper use of concrete in and around post!
Not only is lateral pressure applied to the post and its concrete base, but the vertical ground expansion under the lid of concrete amplifies the upward motion of the post. As the concrete moves upwards, its rough edges dislodge surrounding dirt, which falls to the bottom of the hole.
Over time, the fence post is literally lifted right out of the ground! Decks and porches will be ruined, bridges and roads crack and deteriorate... and home repairs skyrocket. Cold and freezing weather reeks havoc on post, pillars, sonotubes, decks, bridges and other structures with support columns. When repair work is needed, Powerblanket Keyhole Thawing Blankets will get the job done quickly. Thaw froen ground in and around post and pillars quickly with these outdoor heated constructions blankets designed specifically for post whole repair.
If opportunity allows, a better technique for initial groundwork preparation is to dig a bell shaped hole - larger at the bottom than the top. Also, the concrete should not extend above ground level. Doing this insures that lateral expansion tends to force the post downwards, and also insures that there is no lip for the expanding ground to get a hold of to lift the post upwards.
|Dimensions||4' x 4' (feet)|
|Heat Range||High (150°F)|
|Certifications||UL/CSA/ETL Safety Certified|