Great for a number of uses: De-ice any tanks up to 50 gallons. Can be used as an over-sized Bucket De-icer. Can be used as a Patio Pond De-icer.
Cast Aluminum design dictates safety, durability and efficiency. Thermostatically controlled to operate only when necessary.
"Powerful heater but..."
I have used this heater for years in my stock tanks and really liked it but recently I have had to replace them a lot. After the year warranty is up they either quit working or it starts to shock my horses. It is very powerful and will melt the ice and make the water really warm. I am sad to say I am going to try another brand of heater so I am giving it a low score.
works great. I have several. I put them in kiddie pools for my dogs, water fowl and poultry . best one I have tried so far. I had another brand that kept throwing breakers used a lot of electric.
"Great product but not thermostatically controlled"
This is a terrific, durable and handy de-icer. It is a little power house, place it on a solid block of ice and in less than a minute there will be a complete hole shaped just like the unit. That being said, it does not have a thermostat, the thermostatic control unit can be bought separately. I purchased mine from Tractor Supply. When I read the information on the box in the store I was under the impression that it had a controller. It wasn't until we read the material inside the box that we figured out a controller would need to be purchased separately. I only use this unit when it gets really cold, so not having the controller isn't much of an issue. When you dip your hand in the bucket though it is a little like bath water! My horse happens to like warmer water, so it works for me. Overall, this is a great product, just don't expect the temperature control.