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Re: NWF habitat certification - pond heater

Thanks for the tip, Rich!  

Stay warm & don't shovel too much! : )

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

"We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."

In a message dated 1/26/2004 10:45:01 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
richa@midlands.net writes:
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

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