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Old 08-22-2004, 09:17 PM
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I know it is early but now is the time to buy one. We just bought waterfront and have a new 90' peir with about 12' of water. I want to order a de-icer but have no idea who makes good brands. The big brands carry Kasco. I was thinking the 3/4 HP with the controls. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:33 PM
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Default Re: Need de-icers suggestions - I know it's early

I have a kasco 3/4 hp, works pretty well to de-ice most of the length of my 50' dock. You'll probably need at least 2 for yours, maybe more if it gets real cold (on brief cold snaps the open water can drop overnight to maybe 25-30' diameter). I've not broken down to buy the thermonstat, just walk down to the dock when it gets cold and plug it in, I let it run pretty much continuously when the water is freezing. They seems to last 2-3 seasons.

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I too have a couple of the 3/4hp Kasco units. I agree that you'll probly need two.
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How deep of water are you talking? I believe that has a lot to do with sizing them. I have a mean depth of 12 feet at the end. Not sure how much will blow out come winter.
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