Heat tape question

I’m building a tub rack and im having problems figuring out whether or not I need a gap between the tub and heat tape. Every where I look I see people saying both is correct.

  • No gap
  • Gap
  • Both are fine

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You want a small gap… if the tub constantly rubs on it you risk shorting it and starting a fire or destroying it enough for it to not work properly.

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You need a gap, it is for safety

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Yup small gap to let heat dissipate and not build up in one spot.