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Re: NWF habitat certification - pond heater


Hi Eva,

I use a floating stock tank heater, not a real big one, and it doesn't seem
to make any impact on my electric bill.  I think the secret here is to make
sure that you clean the element real well in the spring when you remove it.
I soak the element (which is covered with lime and crud) in vinegar for a
couple of days and brush it clean.  I imagine that the lime works as an
insulator, so you use more electricity for the same effect.  Good Luck.
Rich in Z-5 where there is a foot of new snow on the ground and still coming
down.
----- Original Message -----
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] NWF habitat certification - pond heater


> By the way, what heater are you using?  I will need to buy one this year
for
> next winter, but I am trying to find the most energy efficient pond heater
I
> can find.  (Big surprise, huh?)  LOL
>
> Eva
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 6/7
>
> "We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."
> Me
>
> In a message dated 1/25/2004 4:10:26 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> ... In the winter the small birds land right
> on the floating heater to drink and bath....
>
> Donna
>
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