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Catersun
Dec. 15, 2010, 08:53 PM
between a stock tank heater, and a stock tank deicer?

ladybugred
Dec. 15, 2010, 09:49 PM
I'm going to hazard a guess here, and say a deicer takes the temp to just 33-34 degrees, and a heater takes the temp high enough to be slightly warm?

Just a guess

LBR

coloredcowhorse
Dec. 15, 2010, 10:25 PM
between a stock tank heater, and a stock tank deicer?

None. Deicers are most often floating heaters...they heat the top layer of water. Heaters are often either submersible or the ones that attach to a special plug in the drain hole and heat the entire tank but the goal of both is to keep the water from freezing. I hate the floaters...horses pull them out and play with them. Not fond of the ones in the drain hole either...if I'm late getting home and they drink that one tank down low you can melt the plastic tank, get burn out of the heating element. I'm working on making all tanks passive solar.