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RE: NWF habitat certification - pond heater

Alright Chris!!
woo hoo

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 26 Jan 2004 18:13:01 -0500

>We use a floating heater as well.  I don't know the details as my
>husband is in charge of the pond.  That's the ONLY garden maintenance
>that he does and I'm thankful for any help I can get!
>After having the NWF backyard habitat certification application sitting
>in a file, filled out but lacking a sketch and photo, I applied online
>yesterday and viola! I'm certified!  Pretty easy and there's no stamp
>Long Island, NY
>Zone 7
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
>Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 3:38 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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