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Re: RC re: gas water tank heaters

I'm wondering why your tank freezes. My spring runs
50-55 degrees year round. I keep a medium size rubber
feedbucket under the outflow pipe and it's ice-free
even at minus 30. Maybe your tank is too big??

John and Meshack (Vermont Equestrian Activities)

-----Original Message-----
From: Kris Hazelbaker <>
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Date: Sunday, October 24, 1999 8:34 PM
Subject: RC: RC re: gas water tank heaters

>Ruth, do you know where your friend got the gas water heaters?  I'm in a
>similar situation, with no electricity out to the barn and water tank, and
>have been looking for options to the old axe and shovel for clearing ice
>of the tank this winter.  I'm not sure how well a heater would work, since
>this water tank is spring fed, and water is constantly running into it.
>Maybe too much circulation to let the water actually heat up and keep the
>ice off?  But I'd like to at least check out the possibilities.  Thanks
>Kris Hazelbaker
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