Making your own heated water hose is easiest when you don’t NEED it! When you have to make one in 20 degree, windy, snow, it’s no fun at all! (We’ve done that twice…) But this time we got smart about it! We decided to make it while it’s warm so we could take our time and do it right. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Preferably 2 people, but you could do it with one.
- A hose in your choice of length (ours is 50′ since it seems like we always need a long hose in winter)
- Heat cord, available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menard’s, etc. (in a corresponding length, a little longer is even better in case you need to heat the spigot yourself)
- Electrical tape
- Foam pipe insulation
- Gorilla Tape or Duct Tape
Start by laying out your hose and lay the heat cord out along with it.