The Alligator is a meter with six-inch alligator clips that allows the constant monitoring of the heating cable. By testing the electrical resistance (ohms) on the heating conductors and any leak to the ground, it provides the installer the guarantee of a job well done.
“Because ohms readings must be taken before, during and after the installation of our in floor heating systems, The Alligator will enable the installer to ‘set it and forget it,’” explained Regis Verliefde, CEO of Warmup.
The Alligator is simple to use too. By clipping the meter to the leads and turning on the device, it will remain accessible and powered all the way through the process, such as floor prep, tiling and grouting.
Furthermore, anyone present on the job site, from the installer to the tile person, the manager or the general contractor, can double check the integrity of the system at any moment.
“This is not your typical free ‘beeper tool’,” said Verliefde. “Other continuity testers on the market do not protect from common damage to cables as they are limited to sensing complete cable damage. This can leave small issues unnoticed and lead to problems down the road.”
In addition, unlike the other testers, The Alligator will give clear and detailed status on the installation with the exact ohm measurements required for warranty filing for all floor heating products.
For more information on The Alligator, call 1-888-927-6333. For more information about Warmup’s in floor heating systems, visit www.warmup.com.