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HeatTrak HR20-60 20-Inch by 5-Foot Residential Snow-Melting Walkway Mat, 120-Volt

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  • Power Unit not included, Each set of Residential Mats requires one HeatTrak HR-P Power Unit to connect the system to an electrical outlet. If you don't buy a HeatTrak Power Unit (model HR-P), your mats will not work
  • This Item Requires a 120V electrical outlet, For snow-melting only. Never cover mats, never use indoors, never use for animals or animal houses, Do not use on composite decking
  • Residential Mat is designed with watertight connector cables enabling it to connect to additional Residential Mats. Connect up to 13 amps on one Power Unit. That's either 5 Residential Walkway Mats, 15 Residential Stair Mats, or any combination thereof
  • Melts 2-Inch of snow per hour and designed to be left outside for the entire winter season
  • Includes 1 Residential Walkway Mat 20-Inch by 60-Inch, Each Walkway Mat is 2.5 Amps, built with customized thermoplastic material. Residential Mats only connect to Residential Mats. They do not connect to Industrial Products
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 152.4 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 5 Kg
  • Item model number: HR20-60
  • ASIN: B00421AHYC
  • Date first available at July 18 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,346 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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Product Description

Prevent snow and ice accumulation on stairs around your home with this snow-melting walkway mat, part of HeatTrak's system of continuous snow melting mats for residential use. The mat is made of a customized thermoplastic can be left outside for the entire winter season, and it plugs into any standard 120-volt outlet to generate heat to melt snow at a rate of 2-inch per hour (power unit sold separately).

Connect a mixture of walkway and stair mats (view larger)...


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...or just choose one style (view larger).

The HeatTrak residential snow-melting system includes this 20 x 60-inch walkway mat and an optional stair mat, and you can mix and match stair and walkway mats to create your perfect snow-melting solution. They're designed with a watertight connector cable, and you can connect up to five walkway mats or up to 15 stairway mats or a combination of both styles of mats (up to a total of 15 amps; see more details below). Each mat (walkway and stair) is sold as a single unit. It's backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

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Stair mat and walkway mat (view larger).

Safer, Cleaner Walkways

HeatTrak's heating mats are the best solution for winter slip prevention, as they continuously melt snow and ice keeping surfaces constantly clear. And with a HeatTrak system in place there is no need for shoveling, leaving you with a happier back and healthier heart. Additionally, HeatTrak mats eliminate the need for salting entranceways, which can lead to messy floors indoors. HeatTrak mats also help preserve sidewalks, as calcium chloride will eat away at walkways over time.

Easily Portable, No Expensive Installations

With HeatTrak there is no need for expensive installations. HeatTrak mats are portable and designed to lie on top of existing surfaces. Just place a HeatTrak mat over existing walkways, stairs, entranceways, and ramps to provide a clean and safe passageway for foot and wheelchair access.

Durable and Safe

The engineers at HeatTrak have taken great care to develop a durable, safe, and effective snow and ice melting system, which can be left outside for the entire winter season. HeatTrak mats are made of an electrically operated heating element that's sandwiched between two protective, waterproof surfaces, allowing them to endure harsh wear. They plug directly into any standard 120-volt outlet using their own ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

HeatTrak Snow-Melting System

With the HeatTrak snow-melting system, you can mix and match stair mats and walkway mats to create your perfect snow-melting solution. The heart of the system is the power unit (model HR-P, sold separately and required for power), which connects to a properly grounded, standard 120-volt electrical power outlet. The power unit enables you to connect a total of 15 amps, and a single power unit can connect up to 5 walkway mats (2.5 amps each) or up to 15 stair mats (0.6 amps each), or combine a mixture of the two so that the total comes to 15 amps or less. If your connected mats exceed 15 amps, you'll have to split up the mats and use a second power unit plugged into a separate outlet.

Walkway mats measure 20 x 60 inches, and you'll need one for every 5 feet of sidewalk (providing a space of approximately 3 inches between each mat). Sidewalk mats measure 10 x 30 inches, and you'll need one for each stair. As an example, if you have a 20-foot walkway with three stairs, you'll need four walkway mats, three stair mats, and one power unit (as the mats add up to 11.8 amps). The mats are daisy-chained to one another using male/female power connectors. (Note that residential mats cannot be connected to HeatTrak's industrial products.)

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How the mats connect (view larger).

The power unit has a 6-foot cable, but if your electrical outlet is beyond that reach, HeatTrak recommends using its 25-foot cable extender (model HR-EXT25) with a watertight seal--providing more protection against water and moisture than other outdoor-rated extension cords. Additionally, when you have a stairway mat connected to a walkway mat, you'll need a 20-inch extender (model HR-EXT20).

Because they're designed to be left outside all winter long, you can put your HeatTrak mats out before the winter starts and turn them on when you expect snow. For best results, turn on your HeatTrak mast at least 30 minutes before snowfall so that it melts snow on contact (turning on the mats after snowfall will take longer to melt). Then, keep the mats on a few hours after snow has stopped as you may have water runoff. The mats work effectively down to -5 degrees F and melt snow at approximately 2 inches per hour.

HeatTrak mats can be used on most surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, stone, and wood decks. However, decks made of plastic/composite material can act as an insulator, and use of HeatTrak mats can leave burn marking or staining. To avoid this, it's best to operate the mat during snow fall hours and not leave them on for extended periods of time, or place strips of plywood under the mats to allow the heat to be properly distributed.

To operate the mats, you will need to go outside to turn them on via the power unit. To automatically control the mats from inside your home, you can purchase the optional wireless control outlet and switch (model HR-Wireless). Alternatively, you can purchase HeatTrak's optional 10-inch thermostat extension cable (model HR-Therm3550), which plugs into the power unit from an electrical outlet and will automatically turn on your mats when the temperature drops below 35 degrees F. Another option is HeatTrak's thermostat and snow sensing controller (model DS-2B), which turns on your mats when the temperature is below 38 degrees F and it senses moisture (requires hardwired installation by a certified electrician).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Aloise on March 12 2013
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This product exceeded expectations! Regardless of how much snow or freezing rain, the walkway remains dry and safe. I can finally walk down my sloped driveway safely. Fantastic investment.
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By Tina Wilson on Dec 13 2013
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This is an excellent product! We are using it on our deck for our cat to go outside in the winter and have a snow free/warmer area to sit. I initially was upset that the power unit was to included, but it was my fault that I didn't read the advertisement more thoroughly...The company sent it ASAP and it works beautifully. May purchase more in the future.
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By Philippe Martineau on Dec 6 2013
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I use 2 HR20-60 to get to my spa during the cold season. No more slips and running because of the cold concrete. I make plenty of jealous!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Neocanuck on Jan. 8 2013
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I think these can work OK if there is very good drainage and this would be the case for the HeatTrak system for outside stairs. In my case there was no place for the melted water to go and it was a mess. Make sure you have good drainage.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Good Solution For Icy Paths - Recommended Nov. 25 2010
By C. Hill - Published on
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We bought nine of these HeatTrak HR20-60 Heated Walkway Mats to make a snow and ice free path between my front porch and our driveway. These mats require the HeatTrak HR-P Residential Snow & Ice Heated Stair Mat Control Unit With 6-Foot Power Cord to work and up to 5 of these mats can be connected to a single unit (so we needed two of these, one for two HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow & Ice Heated Safety Tread, 10-Inch by 30-Inch, 120 Volt coupled with four of these Walkway Mats and one for the remaining 5 Walkway Mats). These work pretty much as expected, with the following observations:

Pros -
+ Easy To Install; mats connect together via waterproof couplers and have grommets in each corner to allow securing to the ground with stakes (we used 6" Timber Tie nails)
+ Heats Up Fast; was over 80 degrees Fahrenheit after fifteen minutes

Cons -
- Curls; if not secured, the ends will curl up (see video)
- Protruding Connectors; the connectors stick up a good bit and are prone to be stepped on

Fortunately we had sleet the day after these came in so we had a chance to try these out and they melted the little bit of ice accumulation very quickly.

UPDATE: 01/27/2011 - We had 6" of snow last night and the mats worked exactly as hoped to melt off the accumulation to provide us a clear path to the driveway (see picture in "Customer Images").


14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
It really works Dec 23 2010
By skipper39 - Published on
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I purchased this mat, the power control and one stair mat for front stoop of my home. For years I have dealt with ice buildup from a large overhang. This item not only handled a 5" snow with no problem, but has prevented ice from building up from the melting and refreezing roof run off. Water forms and then evaporates even at close to Zero f.

The main improvement I would like concerns edge curl on the stair mat. It is on brick and cannot be secured. This is a minor concern compared to the overall effectiveness of this product. I would reccomend it for the situation I described.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Works Great! Feb. 5 2011
By Jim K. - Published on
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Purchased this in mid-December 2010. I use it on my front porch as I frequently get water dripping on the porch from snow melting on the roof, then freezing on the porch. This thing works great! It starts heating immediately, but is never "hot" to the touch. It keeps up with falling snow, although the 21" that we got in the Chicago area on Feb 2, 2011 was a bit much for even this to keep up with... not a problem for me. For all other "normal" snowfall it's fine. I very much recommend it!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Perfect timing Jan. 23 2011
By Anand - Published on
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We've had 45 inches of snow this winter. The timing of this purchase could not have been better. These mats have kept up very well, saving us a lot of labor. Highly recommended.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Product fine, Amazon misleading Jan. 2 2011
By quik550 - Published on
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The review of the item purchased showed pictures with a six foot cord so I was surprised and disappointed when I bought the heated mat only to find out it needed a special cord (not included) which I had to buy for $25 plus shipping. The mat itself has done its job although the outlet at the far end of it, put on so you can add additional mats, sticks up and a couple people commented that they nearly tripped on it.