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Ultimate 1000-Watt Stock Tank De-Icer

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  • Thermostatically-controlled system ensures energy-efficient use
  • MET-compliant design ensures safety and reliability
  • Includes a cord clip to prevent the de-icer from external stimuli
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The new Farm Essentials line from K&H Manufacturing has reinvented the wheel when it comes to keeping fresh water available in the winter. Every K&H de-icer is safe in all stock tanks, unlike nearly all of the other de-icers available in the market today. No expensive shrouds or cages need be purchased either. Every one of our de-icers can be used as a floating de-icer out of the box or in seconds converts to a submersible de-icer with the click of a button. In the past, all that was readily available were energy gulping 1000 Watt to 1500 Watt de-icers; Customers had no choice but to purchase these expensive to run de-icers, even when they didn't need it. We've solved this problem by creating a whole line of de-icers along with a convenient zone chart for consumers to choose the correct de-icer, every time. A free cord safety clip is also included with every de-icer. This ingenious clip secures the de-icer to the edge of the stock tank, bucket or container to help prevent chewing, cribbing or removal of the de-icer from the tank. When it comes to fresh water, K&H Farm Essentials is the choice that makes cents.

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Very Disappointed
Arrived with plastic cage broken, was told by K&H to deal with shipper. Heating element also did not work.
    My Favorite Stock Tank Deicer
    I have had my K&H 500 W Stock Tank Deicer for at least two years now possibly three. It is the best one I have ever had. The option to purchase one with lower wattage is a huge plus. The property owner where I keep horses was complaining every winter about her increased electric bill. After making a switch from two 1500 watt deicers to the K&H 500W deicers there have been no complaints! It does the job and does it well. On days where the temps drop below 15 degrees there may be a bit of ice on the edges of our troughs but the water is not frozen. I love that this deicer comes apart for easy cleaning! Another huge plus! The only issue I noticed is that the foam that keeps the unit afloat is started to deteriorate. I plan on looking into replacing the foam if I can find some that will fit. I will definitely purchase this product again.
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      Heats stock tank well...
      Heats stock tank well
      Response from K&H Pet TeamMar 8, 2021
      We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that this product is working well for you! khpets
      • Verified Purchase
      Not for GFI's
      I have used these for a couple of years now. They are constantly "popping" my GFI's to my stock tank, especially after sitting in the water for some time. Even after pulling them out, soaking in vinegar to remove the built up sediment, and then putting them back in, they will pop the GFI. My electrician says that without a GFI they will constantly put little electrical currents through the water that will possibly shock my horses enough that they won't drink from the tank. In my mind, if they won't work with a GFI then it's a defective product.
        Top ring melted
        Purchased 750 watt 12/05/20 for use in 70 gallon horse stock tank. Top ring on the heater melted after 15 days of use..
          Works But Melted
          Working good at keeping my water from freezing. However, I went out one morning and the deicer was half submerged and half floating. I had been using it floating on the top of the water. I then noticed some red plastic pieces floating in the tank. Upon further inspection I found the plastic framed had melted and the styrofoam float ring had partially melted (thus the reason it was partially submerged). I removed the float ring and just let it sink to the bottom. It's still working but it was a little concerning the plastic melted. May have to consider a metal framed one in the future
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          500 watt
          I purchased a 500 watt one four months ago because my 1500 w deicer kept blowing fuses. I was a little skeptical if the 500w would be enough for my hundred gallon Rubbermaid tank. We've had several weeks in Connecticut with temperatures in the single digits. The DHR has worked flawlessly as I've never even had a bit of ice in the water. and when the temperatures are in the 20s and 30s the water is basically lukewarm I would definitely buy another one of these deicers great product.
            Good product. Like the 500W
            Good product. Like the 500W option, as all others I've found only offer 1500W, which is overkill and a waste of energy/money for our climate.
              best service
              these heaters are great. we uise a 500 in a small tank and a 1000 in the large tank. our only option before these was a 1200 or 1500 watt in both tanks. these do a beter job of keeping the tanks ice free than the higher wattage ones from other mfgs did. the customer service people are great when we had a promlem with a heater that was bad they took care of it in a timely and professional way.
                great little deicer/heaters
                Am really appreciative of these capable lower wattage units. Altho these claim to be deicers, not heaters, these are doing a great job of heating water in smaller tanks up to 150 gal. All tanks on the farm are insulated and covered so that helps but I am able to use the 80 watt bucket heaters in the smaller tanks and the 500w unit in the 8' circular tank (28" deep). We have been down to 10F already and no problem. Depending on location of the tank (half outside of nonheated shelters, fully inside nonheated shelters, or completely outside,) I vary the wattage unit I use. Have been able to replace all my previous 1000w and 1500w units!!
                Response from Nov 26, 2018
                KC, thank you for the great review!
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