I'm renovating 2nd floor bathroom and starting with the shower stall. Overall bathroom is 8 ft by about 5ft. I live in lower New York state so winters here can be pretty cold.
I’ve installed some pex / sharkbite plumbing into my attic and want to attach a heat cable. It is one pipe going from my shower handle at one end of my shower stall up into my attic and ending at my shower head at the other end of shower stall. Shower head is on outside wall.
I bought a 6’ long heat cable but it is just a little too long. This heat tape/cable is intended to be taped to the pex pipe along the base. With the 1 foot of excess can I just doubled back on the top side?? Also the pipe is attached to attic floor joist with metal clamps, is it ok from safety perspective to put heat tape on pipe that is attached to wood?? Any help would be appreciated.