ArcticVent®

ArcticVent is the only certified solution to freeze protect plumbing vent stacks. Prolonged cold temperatures cause plumbing vent stacks to ice up and form a blockage as warm moist air rises, condenses and freezes. ArcticVent eliminates this ice blockage where it exits on the roof of a building promoting healthier living conditions.  ArcticVent can be used in new installations or to retro-fit existing non-protected (standard) 3 inch and larger vent stacks.

Features

ArcticVent is available in two different models, electric and hydronic to suit various application requirements. ArcticVent is supplied factory finished, job-ready, making the installation simple, fast and cost effective.

ArcticVent is installed in applications where ice blockages occur in plumbing vents due to accumulated condensation in prolonged freezing temperatures.  Persistent cold temperatures cause plumbing vents to ice up and form a blockage as humid air rises, condenses and freezes. The result is pungent, unhealthy air backing up inside the building which can be dangerous to the inhabitants.

ArcticVent can be used in new installations or to retro-fit existing vent stacks where a freeze protected plumbing vent stack is required. The ArcticVent is designed to retro-fit standard 3 inch plumbing vent stacks and can retro-fit existing vents as large as 6 inch with the use of readily available plumbing adapters. Adapting the ArcticVent to existing vents could not be more easy as the system is compatible with both ABS and PVC vent stack materials, and is provided with a two part specialized epoxy to compliment joining of dissimilar plastics.

This remarkable, energy-efficient product uses small amounts of energy to keep vents open in temperatures less than -50 degrees F (-46C). While it is recommended to operate ArcticVent under continuous power in the colder months for freeze maintenance, it can be powered when required to thaw a frozen plumbing stack. The ArcticVent is constructed with a center longitudinal tether to ensure any ice formations within the vent stack melt fully and do not dislodge prior. For applications where hydronic heating is available Heat-Line manufacturers the ArcticVent product in a hydronic model by special order.

ArcticVent is constructed with LEXAN® for high strength in severe cold. The electric models employ the unique and advanced performance of self-regulating heating cable technology which can effectively increase heat and energy output to sections along its length which are cold and simultaneously reduce heat and energy output to sections which are warm. You never have to worry about the ArcticVent system overheating, causing risk of melting or fire. ArcticVent gives you the peace of mind knowing your vent stack is professional freeze protected without the danger of traditional heat tapes. It has become an essential product for homeowners, engineers and government housing authorities to provide safe and reliable freeze protection to plumbing vent stacks in extreme cold climates.

To further increase the energy efficiency of your ArcticVent unit a thermostat, timer and or other control devices can be added to the system. The ArcticVent unit is already internally insulated to reduce heat loss and increase energy efficiency. The addition of a thermostat would allow you to duty cycle your ArcticVent system based on ambient air temperature, while a timer would duty cycle the ArcticVent on and off based on desired presets.

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ArcticVent is a freeze protected 36 inch (91.5cm) long plumbing vent stack designed to be installed on the upper portion of the vent stack where it exists on the roof and or wall of a building.  Application examples include but are not limited to:

  • Residential buildings
  • Commercial/Industrial buildings
  • Modular homes and northern research laboratories
  • Temporary mining and exploration camps
  • Construction trailers

ArcticVent can be found providing plumbing vent freeze protection in the following climates:

  • High arctic housing communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska
  • Nunavut, Canada weather station
  • Alaska Housing Research Center
  • Various residential homes and commercial buildings across Canada
  • Northern United States including Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and more.

If you feel you have a specialized or unique application for ArcticVent please contact Heat-Line directly and speak with one of our knowledgeable product development specialists.

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  • cCSAus approved (Canada and USA) enclosure Type 3R
  • Patented product solution throughout North America
  • 5 year limited warranty, optional 10 year extended
  • Most reliable and energy efficient system on the market
  • No need to oversize stack diameters
  • Control devices optional
  • ArcticVent can be adapted to existing PVC, ABS or other vent pipes
  • Constructed out of LEXAN® for high strength in severe cold
  • Easily and quickly installed
  • Longitudinal tether to prevent falling ice within stack
  • Meets plumbing, electrical and mechanical cCSAus requirements
  • No other product combines the features or offers the reliability of ArcticVent
  • Proven results throughout circumpolar regions
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Plumbing Specifications

  • cCSAus approved (Canada and USA)
  • 3 inch slip-fit coupling (2 part transition epoxy included)
  • 3 inch (internal diameter) freeze protected LEXAN® enclosure
  • 5 inch outside diameter
  • Suitable for all types of roofs (roof flashing not included)
  • Available in electric and hydronic models

Electrical Specifications

  • cCSAus approved (Canada and USA) LR85446
  • Enclosure Type 3R for outdoor use
  • 120 volt or 240 volt, 75 watts at 50° F
  • Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) jacket
  • Heating cable self-regulating/conductive polymer (electric versions)
  • 4 ft. (1.2 m) power supply lead with built-in 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device (120 volt GFC model)
  • 6 ft. (1.8 m) power supply lead with built-in 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device (240 volt GFC model)
  • 6 ft. (1.8 m), 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hard wire connection, GFCI must be field installed, (CS model)
  • Up to 6 units per 15 amp dedicated circuit (120 volt and 240 volt)
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ArcticVent is covered by a 5 year limited warranty set forth below. A 10 year extended warranty is also available.

Warranty Application Form

During the time periods and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth. Heat-Line will repair or replace to the original user any portion of your ArcticVent product which proves defective in materials or workmanship of Heat-Line. Contact Heat-Line or your installer for warranty service. At all times Heat-Line shall have and possess the sole right and option to determine whether to repair or replace defective equipment, parts or components.

Damage due to natural events or conditions beyond the control of Heat-Line are NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY.

STANDARD WARRANTY PERIOD: 60 months from date of purchase or 63 months from date of manufacture, which ever occurs first.

EXTENDED WARRANTY PERIOD: 120 months from date of purchase or 123 months from date of manufacture, which ever occurs first.

ACCESSORIES, COMPONENTS, ELECTRONICS: Not manufactured by Heat-Line, are warranted only to the extent of original manufacturer’s warranty.

LABOUR, COSTS, ETC.: Heat-Line shall in NO EVENT be responsible or liable for the cost of field labour or other charges incurred by any customer in removing and/or reaffixing any Heat-Line product, part or component thereof.

THIS WARRANTY WILL NOT APPLY:

(a) to defects or malfunctions resulting from failure to properly install, operate or maintain the unit in accordance with printed instructions provided,

(b) to failures resulting from abuse, accident or negligence;

(c) to normal maintenance services and

(d) to parts not used in accordance with applicable local codes, ordinance and good trade practices;

(e) if the unit is moved from its original installation location or

(f) if the unit is used for purposes other than for what it was designed and manufactured,

(g) to the integral ground fault device and related electronics.

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS: Heat-Line reserves the right to change or improve its products or any component thereof without being obligated to provide such a change or improvement for units sold and/or shipped prior to such change or improvement.

WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS: As to any Heat-Line product after the expiration of the time period of the warranty applicable thereto as set forth above. There will be no warranties including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. No warranties or representations at any time made by any representative of Heat-Line, shall vary or expand the provisions hereof.

LIABILITY LIMITATION: In no event shall Heat-Line be liable or responsible for consequential, incidental or special damages resulting from or related in any manner to any Heat-Line product or parts thereof. In the absence of suitable proof of the purchase date, the effective date of this warranty will be based upon the date of manufacture plus 90 days.

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PRICING

ArcticVent units are priced per unit. Custom designs and product modifications may be available by special request. For a quotation on an ArcticVent unit please contact Heat-Line directly or request a quotation online through email.

AVAILABILITY

As a manufacturer of advance freeze protection systems Heat-Line does our very best to provide customers with products in a timely fashion.

ArcticVent systems are considered a non-stock item and are built to order however on occasion there may be inventory available. Manufacturing lead time can vary depending on time of year, volume and product requested. Normal production time is 3-6 days however longer times should be expected through the months of September to February or on high volume orders.

Even for commonly stocked products, we recommend contacting Heat-Line for current availability and specific lead times as inventory can change on a daily basis.

SHIPPING

All products are shipped FOB (Freight On Board) from Heat-Line – Algonquin Highlands Operations - Central Ontario CANADA
Heat-Line sources the best service and rates to ship your package. Couriers most commonly used are Purolator and FedEx. We negotiate great deals with our freight carriers and we do not add handling charges.

PART NUMBERS

ArcticVent Accessories

HLJ-STAT NEMA 1 General Purpose 120V only plug-in Thermostat
HLA-120 Ordinary dry location, general purpose 120 V, 15 amp plug-in thermostat
GF-STAT  NEMA 4X Ground Fault Protected Thermostat 120V /240V 30amp
MA-10 GFCI/ELCI Electrical Equipment Protection Device
AV-AS-FLASH Roof Vent Flashing for ArcticVent Asphalt Roof Application
AV-ST-FLASH Roof Vent Flashing for ArcticVent Steel Roof Application
WARRANTY Extended 10 year limited product warranty
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ArcticVent is supplied job-ready for installation. Heat-Line also supplies additional accessories depending on your application requirements.

Included in an ArcticVent system:

  • LEXAN® construction for high strength in severe cold
  • 3 inch LEXAN® slip coupling
  • 2 part epoxy transition adhesive
  • Longitudinal tether to prevent falling ice within stack
  • 4 ft. (1.2 m) power supply lead with built-in 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device (120 volt GFC model)
  • 6 ft. (1.8 m) power supply lead with built-in 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device (240 volt GFC model)
  • 6 ft. (1.8 m), 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hard wire connection, GFCI must be field installed, (CS model)
  • Hydronic model available
  • 5 year limited warranty, optional 10 year warranty available
  • Clear, concise installation and support documentation

Additional Accessories:

HLJ-STAT NEMA 1 General Purpose 120V only plug-in Thermostat
HLA-120 Ordinary dry location, general purpose 120 V, 15 amp plug-in thermostat
GF-STAT  NEMA 4X Ground Fault Protected Thermostat 120V /240V 30amp
MA-10 GFCI/ELCI Electrical Equipment Protection Device
AV-AS-FLASH Roof Vent Flashing for ArcticVent Asphalt Roof Application
AV-ST-FLASH Roof Vent Flashing for ArcticVent Steel Roof Application
WARRANTY Extended 10 year limited product warranty

THERMOSTATS

Thermostats are not required to operate the ArcticVent system as they are assembled with Heat-Line’s advanced self-regulating heating cables and do not require a high limit protection device. A thermostat however can be added to duty cycle the heating cable in an on/off operation saving power consumption.

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TIMERS

Similar to thermostats, timers are not required to operate the ArcticVent system as they are assembled with Heat-Line’s advanced self-regulating heating cables. A timer however can be added to increase your energy efficiency as the system will duty cycle based on the preset inputs.

MILLIAMP GFCI Device

According to the Canadian and National Electrical Codes all heating cable systems are required to be protected by a GFCI device for safe operation. All GFC model heating cable systems manufactured by Heat-Line are supplied with a 27 milliamp GFCI. In applications where a hard-wired or CS model ArcticVent is required, GFCI protection must be supplied and installed by the installing professional. For hard-wired or CS model installations Heat-Line offers the MilliAmp GFCI device, which is an external enclosure complete with a Class A certified GFCI for both 120 volt and 240 volt applications.

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ROOF FLASHINGS

During the installation of the ArcticVent system most existing roof vent flashings for 3 inch applications will have to be replaced as the outer diameter of the ArcticVent is larger than the existing vent. As a result Heat-Line is pleased to offer as an accessory both a universal vent roof flashing designed for common asphalt shingle and metal roof applications.

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Q - Why is ArcticVent only available in a 3 inch diameter version and not larger?

A – Plumbing vent stacks are static vents. Large diameter plumbing vents have been installed for years in cold climates, in an ineffective effort to slow the freezing process. ArcticVent was designed as a high performance product to prevent freezing while being extremely energy efficient. There is no longer the need for oversized plumbing vents as a 3 inch ArcticVent will not freeze and will provide excellent static ventilation.

Q - Is ArcticVent only used in the high Arctic climates?

A - No. ArcticVent was developed by request of the Nunavut Housing Corporation to solve a freezing problem in the Arctic territories; however ArcticVent can be installed in many other regions to prevent plumbing vent blockages due to ice formation.

Q – Does the ArcticVent come with a thermostat?

A – A thermostat is not included with ArcticVent product as they are not required for proper and safe operation; however a thermostat can be purchased as an additional accessory. Depending on system application, or where automatic operation is preferred, a thermostat can be used to switch the system on and off to help conserve power. A timer can also be used to duty cycle the ArcticVent system on and off in an effort to conserve power.

Q – Can I (the homeowner) install ArcticVent?

A – Heat-Line provides proper and easy to follow installation instructions with all of our products and offers market leading technical support. As a result, most Heat-Line systems, including ArcticVent can be installed by homeowners; however, Heat-Line commonly recommends that a qualified tradesperson complete the installation process.

Q - Does the electronic version of ArcticVent shut off when not required?

A – No. ArcticVent is fabricated with Heat-Line’s advanced self-regulating heating cable technology. Self-regulating heating cable systems increase heat output with cold but more importantly, decrease heat output with warmth. As a result, Heat-Line brand products are very energy efficient to operate, but do not completely shut off as they can only idle their output to a minimum amount. To completely shut off the system it must be unplugged or installed with a thermostat, timer and or other control device. Heat-Line brand systems should be unplugged or shut off when not required (summer months) and tested each year before use.

Q - Does a 240 volt ArcticVent system use less power than a 120 volt system?

A – No - Energy efficiency has nothing to do with the designated voltage. We pay for the energy in watts, not in volts. Years ago the termmore efficientwas attached to 240 volt systems because you can put more load or amperage on a 240 volt circuit. Unfortunately the term more efficient somehow became misinterpreted to meanmore energy efficientwhich is not the case.

Q - If the power fails do I have to reset the ArcticVent power supply?

A – No. All Heat-Line products including the ArcticVent are designed to turn back on as soon as the power to the unit is supplied. Once re-energized the ArcticVent system has the ability to increase its output to immediately begin to defrost any section of the vent that has or was close to freezing during the power outage

Q - How much power does an ArcticVent system consume?

A- All Heat-Line brand systems including ArcticVent employ Heat-Line’s advanced self-regulating heating cable technology which operates to deliver energy and heat output to areas of the vent that are cold and reduces energy and heat output to areas which are warm. While the overall amount of energy consumed depends on multiple factors you can be assured that you are installing the most energy efficient heating cable system available. If you would like to reduce your energy consumption further you can investigate the addition of a thermostat, timer, and or other control device.

Q – What is the indication light on the GFCI located in the electrical lead of the GFC ArcticVent models for?

A – The indication light located on the GFCI device included with all GFC model ArcticVent systems verifies that power is provided to the GFCI device and that the GFCI is allowing power to pass through to the heating cable device.

Q – Where do I purchase the ArcticVent system?

A – The ArcticVent system manufactured by Heat-Line is available directly through Heat-Line and or any of our Heat-Line product distributors across North America. For a list of Heat-Line product distributors in Canada and the United States please contact Heat-Line directly on our toll free number at (800)584-4944.

Q- Does the ArcticVent replace the current vent stack where it exist the roof line?

A – Yes. The ArcticVent system is designed to interface with the existing vent stack beneath the roof line. As a result the existing vent stack is generally accessed within the available attic space and a section within the attic space and the remaining upper portion protruding through the roof line is removed and replaced by the ArcticVent.

Q – I currently have a 3 inch plumbing vent stack, will the ArcticVent pass through the existing exit point in the roof?

A – Although the ArcticVent system is designed to retro-fit 3 inch existing plumbing vent stacks it has a wider outside diameter than a standard 3 inch vent stack. As a result during the installation of the ArcticVent the exit point in the roof often has to be enlarged to approximately 5 ¼ inch (13.5cm).

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