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.


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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  • 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


  • 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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  • 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 only: 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device with 4 ft (1.2 m) power lead
  • CS models only: 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” Retro-IP Philmac Male Adapter (MIPT) Interface fitting for connection to water supply pipe, 1'' 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 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 Rizer-Line 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.


(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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Rizer-Line systems are only available in a single length, priced by each. For a quotation on Rizer-Line please contact Heat-Line directly or request a quotation online through email.


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

Rizer-Line GFC model systems are a commonly stocked item.

For products not in stock, lead time can vary depending on time of year and volume requested.

Normal production time is 2-3 days however longer times should be expected through the months of September to February.

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


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.



Rizer-Line 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
INSUL-FOIL Aluminum Reflective Metalized Foil Bubble Insulation
FOIL-TAPE Professional Grade All Weather Foil Tape 2.83’’ x 150’ (72mm x 46m)
PLD-CG Cable Guards (package of 4)
MA-10 GFCI/ELCI Electrical Equipment Protection Device
INSUL-1.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 1” pipe (6’ long, 2 5/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
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Rizer-Line is supplied job-ready for installation. Heat-Line also supplies additional accessories depending on your application requirements.

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” Retro-IP Philmac Male Adapter (MIPT) Interface fitting for connection to water supply pipe
  • GFC models only: 27 milliamp ground fault circuit interrupter plug-in device with 4 ft. (1.2 m) power lead
  • CS models only: 6 ft. (1.8 m), 14 AWG SJEOOW supply cord for direct hard wire connection (GFCI must be field installed)
  • Qty 2, 6 in. (15 cm) polyethylene cable guards
  • 8.5 in. (21.5cm) cable ties
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Clear, concise installation and support documentation

Additional Accessories:

HLA-120 Ordinary dry location, general purpose 120 V, 15 amp plug-in thermostat
INSUL-FOIL Aluminum Reflective Metalized Foil Bubble Insulation
FOIL-TAPE Professional Grade All Weather Foil Tape 2.83’’ x 150’ (72mm x 46m)
HLP-TAPE Black polyethylene insulation tape 2" x 100' (51mm x 30m)
PLD-CG Cable Guards (package of 4)
MA-10 GFCI/ELCI Electrical Equipment Protection Device
INSUL-1.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 1" ID pipe (6’ long, 1 5/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
WARRANTY Extended 10 year limited product warranty


Thermostats are not required to operate the Rizer-Line system as they are self-regulating and cannot over heat. A thermostat however can be added to duty cycle the heating cable in an on/off operation reducing power consumed. Other control devices such as timers can also be incorporated.

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For the pipes where the heating cable is being applied to the outside, it is recommended that insulation is applied afterwards. Insulation increases energy efficiency, cold weather reliability and mechanical protection. If the supply pipe is exposed to ambient air temperatures (not buried), the supply pipe would require insulation to perform effectively in extreme cold.

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Care should always be given to avoid damage to the heating cable during installation. In some applications sharp edges may be present in areas which the heating cable must pass over. Cable guards can be installed over the heating cable providing a protective jacket when passing over these abrasive areas.


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 Rizer-Line 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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When applying the heating cable to the outside of a pipe, it is beneficial to use a foil tape to increase your thermal transfer surface area. You can apply the tape to the pipe first, then apply the heating cable to the pipe with the tape. This will allow the heat to transfer around the large diameter pipe providing better heat transfer. Applying insulation over is highly recommended, especially when the installation is above ground.


HLP-TAPE is used to tape the butt-ends of the INSUL insulation sleeves together so they do not slide apart which would result in a cold spot in the pipe. 


Extended 10 year limited product warranty, see warranty tab for additional information.

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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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