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Farm Innovators 1500W Sinking Tank Deicer, H-429

SKU: 124604999
Farm Innovators 1500W Sinking Tank Deicer, H-429
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The Farm Innovators 1500 watt sinking tank deicer keeps water from freezing during the winter, even in sub-zero temperatures. It sits on the bottom of the tank and can be used in all metal, rubber, or plastic stock tanks from 70-300 gal..

  • Keeps water from freezing during the winter.
  • Thermostatically controlled to operate automatically when water temperature cools to 35 degrees or less.
  • Designed for use in all rubber, plastic, or metal stock tanks.
  • 1500 watts of power
  • 5 foot cord
  • For use in tanks 70 - 300 gal.
  • Made in USA
The 1500 Watt Sinking Tank Deicer is guaranteed for one year after the orginal date of consumer purchase against defects due to material and the company's workmanship only. The sole obligation shall be to replace the defective unit with a replacement. Units should be checked for proper operation prior to returning as defective. Units should be returned to Farm Innovators prepaid. No liability for loss or damage of any nature or kind, whether arising out of or from the use of the product, whether defective or not defective, is assumed by Farm Innovators, Incorporated.

Specification Description
Life Stage: All
Brand: Farm Innovators
Product Width: 14 in.
Country of Origin: Made in USA
Animal Compatibility: Cows and horses
Material: Copper and metal
Compatibility: N/A
Package Quantity: 1
Cord Length: 5 ft.
Floating or Submerged: Submerged
Product Height: 6 in.
Product Length: 14 in.
Finish: Copper
Capacity: up to 300 gal.
Product Weight: 3.5 lb.
Wattage: 1,500 W
Part Number: H-429
Type: Stock tank deicer
Special Feature(s): None
Manufacturer Part Number H-429
Farm Innovators 1500W Sinking Tank Deicer, H-429 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from one season is all you get They burn out fast. My last one got very weak and barely worked. One previous got so hot it started boiling water. The cage rots out pretty fast leaving rust all over. Next winter I'll plan better and get a different brand.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Priced Seems well made. It's working, so far. The chickens are not bothered by it. We have not had freezing temps since I bought it, so I may have to change my rating at a later date. Have not had it long enough to determine it's longevity. However, TSC has the best price making it a reasonable solution for my backyard flock. I'm hoping it holds up for several years.
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rusted after one year We bought this one a year ago to replace the drain plug heater and it rusted half way through the season and left a rusty ring on the bottom of my horse's water trough. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because it did keep the water thawed.
Date published: 2019-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Works great. Keeps the water trough defrosted!!!
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works as advertised Works great but if the temperature drops too low the tank will freeze. Horses like to play with the cord. Usually burn out after a year. I recommend the warranty and remember where the receipt is!
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lasts a year I am on my 3rd or 4th now. They are like the heated bowls and dont last long. Plus today it was frozen to the bottom of the tank and solid ice across the top. Had to break it and pull it over
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sank heater So far so good. Used it a couple nights for temps below freezing. No ice. Early on in purchase. We will see how it holds up. Good construction and easy directions
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well described, clear what the item is. I bought this product because I needed to add a second water tank for the three horses we rescued this fall. It has kept the tank open and the water a safe temperature through the severe cold weather we have experienced this year.
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution! I love the ease of operating this functional amazing deicer! It does exactly what it is designed to do. No more breaking ice and hauling water buckets. Love this product!
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gift I purchased this as a gift. It arrived promptly. My dad was thrilled to have it. He said it is one of the best gifts anyone has ever given him. No more busting water on those cold winter days!
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Works great in my 100 gallon water tank for my horses.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value! I bought this to use in a 55 gallon barrel to keep water in my chicken coop over the winter. Works great. Only problem is that the cord is too short and you are not supposed to use an extension cord. Had to work around, but it’s doing fine.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT RELIABLE. BROKE AT 6 WKS. It quit working three days ago. Bought it apprx six weeks ago. Just when our animals need it to work the most, it doesnt. Now it sits at the bottom of a big metal tank frozen solid in ice and i cant do a thing about it until the husband gets home next week. NOT RELIABLE.
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! We were very happy with this product just what we needed for our horses this winter. Would recommend!!!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Resonable priced Great price compared to other competitors. Easy setup
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good It's in the tank and working perfectly. It is in use only about 10 days , we had some very cold weather and it is holding up fine
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ididit Excellent water heater which sinks to bottom of tub. Mini horse and sheep leave it alone, but goats chew the power cord to pieces. Recommend putting a flexible pipe around cord so the little buggers leave it alone.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tank de-icer My item was waiting for pick up. Staff was friendly, as I’ve grown to expect. Remember, you do have to bend two prongs, so if your grip strength is limited, I’ll bet they would do it for you. Worked as advertised.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had this for many years I've had this Deicer for 10 years and it's worked great every winter.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deicer! I bought this deicer a few years ago after the one I had bit the dust (didn't care for the one I originally had). I love it and have had NO issues with it. I can put it in the troughs without the drain plug and it keeps the water completely thawed.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother The cord is so stiff it won't lay flat in the bottom of the tank had to zip tie the cord to the cage to keep it away from the element after all that the thing doesn't work!! Plugged in for 4 hrs 1/4" of ice on the tank!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad design Bought it a few days ago. The cord is so close to the coil that it burns through the cord if it is moved. Poor design
Date published: 2017-12-28
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will it stop shut off if tank goes dry

Asked by: picklecwell
If tank runs dry, it will continue to cycle on and off as the thermostat will now sense the air temperature. However, it will only cycle on for about 30 seconds, then shut off again for awhile. Unit should not be allowed to operate in a dry tank.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-10-26

Can you control the temperature, or is it set to cutoff at a certain temp?

Asked by: 4712
You cannot control the temperature. It turns on and off automatically based upon the internal thermostat setting. It turns on approximately 35 degree water temperature. Then the heater will heat up and shut off automatically. It won't turn back on again until it cools back to around 35 degrees F.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-01-12

If the unit shut off is not based on temperature (see reply below "the water temp when the unit shuts off will vary between 45-60 degrees" ), how does the unit determine when to shut off?

Asked by: LenaL
Please see the manufacturer's response as follows. All of our tank deicers are thermostatically controlled. The unit will turn on when the water temperature around the heating element is at 35° F and will normally turn off when the water temperature in the specific application is at 45° F (at -10° F outside temperature.) If the air temperature is greater than -10° F, then the water temperature may be a little warmer than 45° F before shutting off. We cannot provide any more specific information on the function of the thermostat as it considered private company information.
Answered by: CodyP
Date published: 2020-01-15

how many amps is this

Asked by: voiceforhorses
12.5 amps
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2020-01-05

what type of plug end?

Asked by: Onorio

Can you use a 200' outdoor extension cord for this heater?

Asked by: PamDG
It is not recommended
Answered by: NRoberts
Date published: 2020-04-17

The product description says the heater is for 70-300 gallon tanks. Why is there a lower tank size limit? Is it a fire risk or something if it's a smaller tank? I may eventually use it for a larger tank but initially it will be maybe 30 gallons.

Asked by: smithb20
The use of H-429 in 70 gallons of water may be acceptable in some zones when the weather is extremely harsh. As the long as the unit is installed per the “Consumer Information Sheet” and always submerged in water, it will be safe to use.
Answered by: MitchellW
Date published: 2020-02-11

How many amps does it draw?

Asked by: kdkfish
It 1500 watts, approx. 12.5 amps.
Answered by: Alicia M
Date published: 2019-10-19
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