Rizer-Line

Rizer-Line is an advanced, self-regulating heating cable system specifically designed for reliable, efficient and SAFE freeze protection of automatic livestock waterers and drinking bowls.

The Rizer-Line system combines both Heat-Line’s advanced internal and external heating cable technology. Providing internal protection of the water supply line that extends below the ice/frost line and external protection of the smaller plumbing pipes and valves within the water bowl housing.  As Rizer-Line is installed inside the water supply line there is no need to dig-up or expose the pipe for installation, making installation fast and simple for existing water systems. Providing water to livestock in cold climates is vital and with Rizer-Line the solution to frozen waterers and drinking bowls could not be simpler.

Features

Fresh water supply is vital to the health and well being of all animals, even in severe cold climates. Rizer-Line can provide a safe and reliable freeze protection solution for livestock owners who use automatic water bowls subjected to freezing. 

Cold climates create sudden freezing conditions and when this happens livestock can be deprived of valuable and necessary water supplies. Livestock and animals alike require large quantities of water and consuming ice and snow is not sufficient for the health needs of cattle, sheep, horses and other livestock. Anyone with livestock including equine stables, cattlemen, dairy farmers and feedlot operators often find the winter season to be a frightening one when their livestock cannot have constant access to fresh water. The new Rizer-Line product from Heat-Line will ensure livestock have adequate and reliable winter water, even in the harshest conditions.

The Rizer-Line heating cable is supplied as a job-ready, pre-assembled system that is a safe and reliable solution for automatic water bowls and supply pipes whether they consist of any metallic and non-metallic materials. This includes but is not limited to copper, PEX, polyethylene, ABS, PVC, galvanized, stainless, ductile iron, rubber, vinyl and more. Even in applications where pipes are intended to be dry for short or extended periods of time, the Rizer-Line will never over-heat or melt the pipe due to its advanced self-regulating technology.

Rizer-Line employs the unique and advanced performance of self-regulating heating cable technology. Constructed of self-regulating heating cable technology the Rizer-Line can effectively increase heat and energy output microscopically to points along its length which are cold and simultaneously reduce heat and energy output to points which are warm. You never have to worry about the Rizer-Line heating cable overheating causing risk of melting and fire because of the self-regulating heating cable technology. Rizer-Line is available with inline GFCI ground fault protection providing no risk of shock to the animals if damage to the heating cable was to ever occur. Rizer-Line gives you the peace of mind of reliable freeze protection without the risk. It has become an essential product for farmers and barn managers to provide safe and reliable freeze protection to their livestock.

To further increase the energy efficiency of your Rizer-Line heating cable system, it is recommended to add thermal insulation if possible to the small pipes within the water bowl housing. Optional control devices such as thermostats or timers can also be added. The additional thermal insulation works to reduce heat loss, and control devices allow the system to duty cycle. Both accessories combined can increase energy efficiency by as much as 80%.

Rizer-Line is cCSAus certified to meet and or exceed North America standards and is NSF 61 Drinking Water Safe. Rizer-Line is the only known heating cable solution that is designed specifically for automatic water systems to protect both the supply pipe and small pipes within the water bowl housing.

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Rizer-Line incorporates both an internal heating and external heating cable solution in a single complete product designed to provide freeze protection for automatic water supply bowls. Examples include but not limited to;

  • New and existing applications
  • Automatic water systems
  • Livestock drinking bowls
  • Cattle fountains
  • Water troughs
  • Aqua bowl
  • Livestock fountains
  • Water bowls
  • Ritchie waterer
  • Canarm Livestock waterer
  • Nelson horse waterers
  • Miraco MiraFount Livestock water systems
  • Equuspring pasture waterer
  • Bar-Bar-A automatic waterer drinker
  • Cobett automatic waterer
  • Petersen concrete waterer
  • Hoskins waterer
  • Hutchison livestock waterer
  • Varnam waterers
  • Edwards water bowl
  • Behlen livestock waterer
  • Frostfree nosepump livestock waterer

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

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Features

  • 5 year limited warranty, 10 year extended warranty available
  • Can be installed in/on all metallic and non-metallic pipe types
  • Provides reliable freeze protection of all pipe diameters (when properly measured and installed)
  • Easily and quickly installed on most pipes without their removal
  • Will never melt or burn through the water pipe, even if the pipe is dry
  • Can be fully insulated to increase energy efficiency
  • Can be used with a variety of control devices including timers and thermostats
  • Ground fault protection is included with all Rizer-Line GFC models
  • Rizer-Line GFC models simply plug into a 120V or 240V receptacle. No extra electrical work is required
  • Cord set (hard wire) connected Rizer-Line models available upon request

Benefits

  • cCSAus approved (Canada and USA)
  • Manufactured in North America
  • NSF 61 approved for potability (safe drinking water)
  • Electrically certified cCSAus for wet locations and internal heat trace of water pipes
  • Most reliable and energy efficient system on the market
  • No other product combines the features and offers the flexibility of Rizer-Line by Heat-Line
  • Designed to install with a variety of different livestock waterers makes and models
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Approvals

  • cCSAus Certified (Canada and USA)
  • NSF/ ANSI 61 Certified Drinking Water Safe
  • Designations P and X Canada
  • Installation Type D USA

Electrical Specifications

  • 120V systems – 3 W/ft. (10 w/m) at 50°F (10°C)
  • 240V systems – 3 W/ft. (10w/m) at 50°F (10°C)
  • 10 ft (3 m) of internal heating cable complete with 2 ft (0.6 m) of external heating at power end
  • GFC models - 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device with 4 ft (1.2 m) power lead
  • CS models - 6 ft (1.8 m), 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hard wire connection (GFCI must be field installed)

Plumbing Specifications

  • Internal potable pressurized and external pipe tracing approved
  • Nominal heating cable thickness 0.25 in. (6.4mm) / width 0.425 in.(10.8mm)
  • 1 inch Retro-IP Philmac Male Adapter (MIPT) Interface fitting for connection to water supply pipe, 1 inch female thread (FIPT) required for interface connection
  • Minimum water supply pipe size required is ¾ inch internal diameter
  • Manufactured in North America
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Rizer-Line is a custom order product however in most cases it can be shipped out within 3 days from time of order. Please call for current availability and lead times. 

 

Included in a Rizer-Line system:

  • Factory finished, self-regulating heating cable set (Includes 10 ft. (3 m) internal heating cable and 2 ft. (0.6 m) external heating cable as one continuous length system)
  • 1 inch Retro-IP Philmac Male Adapter (MIPT) Interface fitting for connection to water supply pipe
  • 120V GFC models: 4 ft. (1.2 m) power supply lead with 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device
  • 240V GFC models: 6 ft. (1.8 m) power supply lead with 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device 
  • CS models: 6 ft. (1.8 m), 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hard wire connection (GFCI must be field installed)
  • Qty 2, 6 inch (15 cm) polyethylene cable guards
  • 8.5 inch (21.5cm) cable ties
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Clear, concise installation and support documentation

 

Rizer-Line Accessories:

PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION
HLA-120 120V plug-in thermostat (GFC)
TIMER-120P 120V plug-in timer (GFC)
TIMER-240P 240V plug-in timer (GFC)
TIMER-CS
120/240V hard wire timer (CS)
MA-10 120/240V GFCI/ELCI (CS)
INSUL-1.00 Insulation sleeve for 1 inch ID pipe (1 5/8 inch ID, 6 ft long)
HLP-TAPE Tape for insulation sleeves (100 ft)
INSUL-FOIL Aluminum bubble foil insulation (16 in wide, sold by the foot)
INSUL-TAPE All weather Aluminum foil tape (150 ft)
PLD-CG Cable guards/protectors (pkg of 4, 6 in each)
WARRANTY Extended 10 year limited warranty

 

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Q – What is the smallest diameter of water supply pipe suitable to accept the Rizer-Line product?

A – The water supply pipe must be a minimum of ¾ inch ID for it to accommodate the Rizer-Line heating cable. The pipes within the water bowl casing that will be protected using the external portion of the heating cable can be of any diameter. For water supply pipes smaller than ¾ inch ID, see Paladin.

 

Q – Is there a potential risk that the livestock can get shocked if the Rizer-Line was to become damaged?

A – No. As long as proper GFCI protection is installed there is no worry of shock hazard. GFCI protection is included on all GFC plug-in model Rizer-Line systems. The CS cord set, hard wire version must have GFCI protection installed in the field.

 

Q - Is Rizer-Line safe to use on plastic pipes?

A- Yes. The Rizer-Line system is approved for use on all metallic and non-metallic pipe applications. The advance self-regulating technology employed in the Rizer-Line product renders it safe on plastic pipes even when dry as it can never overheat and damage the pipes or water bowl housing.

 

Q - Is Rizer-Line safe to use inside a plastic water bowl housing?

A- Yes. The Rizer-Line system is safe to be in contact with itself and with all other materials including plastic, this is due to the advance self-regulating technology.

 

Q – When applying the external portion of the Rizer-Line, do I have to spiral the heater around the pipe or just run straight along the side of the pipe?

A - Since Rizer-Line has extraordinary heat transfer properties it can be simply run straight along the pipe without the need to pitch or spiral the heater, this makes installation easier in tight areas.

 

Q - Does Rizer-Line come with a thermostat?

A – No. A thermostat is not included with the Rizer-Line product as they are not required for proper and safe operation; however a thermostat can be purchased as an additional accessory. Depending on system applications, or where automatic operation is preferred, a thermostat can be used to switch the system on and off to help conserve power or to duty cycle the system. Other control devices such as timers can also be added.

 

Q - Can I (the property owner) install Rizer-Line?

A – Yes. 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 Rizer-Line can be installed by property owners who have general plumbing knowledge; however, Heat-Line commonly recommends that a qualified tradesperson complete the installation process

 

Q - Does the unit shut off when not required?

A – No. Rizer-Line 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. 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 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 unit?

A - Heat-Line products including Rizer-Line are designed to turn back on as soon as the power to the unit is supplied. Once re-energized the Rizer-Line system has the ability to increase its output to immediately begin to defrost any section of the pipe that has or was close to freezing during the power outage. In many instances defrosting the pipe can take as little as half an hour or less.

 

Q - How much power does a Rizer-Line consume?

A- All Heat-Line brand systems including Rizer-Line employ Heat-Line’s advanced self-regulating heating cable technology which operates to deliver energy and heat output to areas of the pipe 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- Is the Rizer-Line available in different lengths?

A – No. The Rizer-Line product was designed to suit most applications and should not require any customization. If you feel you have a special or unique application for Rizer-Line please contact Heat-Line directly and speak with one of our knowledgeable product specialists or see Retro-Line product page.

 

Q – Can Rizer-Line be cut to length if too long?

A – No. The Rizer-Line system manufactured by Heat-Line is a pre-assembled factory terminated advanced self-regulating heating cable system that is not designed to be field terminated and or tailored to length. If you have extra heater you can loop the excess back up the pipe or concentrate more heating cable in more exposed sections of the pipe within the bowl casing.

 

Q- What type of insulation should I use with the Rizer-Line system?

A – Heat-Line recommends insulation that is best suited to the environment in which it is going to be installed. A common type of insulation employed with Rizer-Line heating cables is water proof aluminum bubble foil insulation. You are also able to implement polyethylene foam sleeves or fiberglass insulation provided it is properly weatherproofed based on the environment.

 

Q – Where do I purchase the Rizer-Line heating cable system?

A – The Rizer-Line heating cable system manufactured by Heat-Line is available directly through Heat-Line and or any of our Heat-Line product distributors. 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- Will the Rizer-Line system work with DC voltage?

A – No. The Rizer-Line heating cable system is designed to work with AC voltage only. For 12 volt or 24 volt DC applications see Kompensator.

 

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

A – The indication light located on the GFCI device included with all GFC model Rizer-Line 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.

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