Water Tank Heaters

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  1. plasma

    plasma Read Only Funster

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    With all the cold weather, like everybody else I have been bothered about the water tank freezing up, (I allways drain it when not in use) I was wondering whether anyone has tried these electric water heaters (12 volts) the type that fit inside the tank.
    If you have tried them are they any use?. I have also heard you can get some that stick on the outside of the tank, but I have never seen them for sale anywhere, so does any one know where these can be obtained from?

    Plasma
     
  2. activecampers

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    Yes

    Buy from cak tanks

    Insulate tank/pipes as well and is, apparently, rated to -26.

    I've used it down to -11 without issue

    Only downside is power as I think it may be 25W (2A) draw. Fine if on hookup, but after 48 hours with heating on etc the battery starts to notice :)

    We'd have been **** without it
     
  3. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Whats a cat tank?, our tank froze up last week while we had the coldest week ever, we are fulltiming in skegness at the moment. we had to drain the system and hope that it hadnt done any damage, it hadn't luckily and now we are back with a full tank of water but would like to know what can be done to stop it happening again, the tank is insulated and we took someone's advice on another forum and poured 3 kettles of boiling water in i the tank to overnight with but would like an easier solution.
    PS I know some of you would say....just try going to canada, it's colder there!!! :Wink:
     
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    The Worlds worst name for a business :BigGrin: Makes me think of sepic tanks!
     
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