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Farm Innovators Ice-Chaser Premium Cast Aluminum Floating Stock Tank Deicer

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The 1250W floating stock tank deicer keeps water from completely freezing in all types of stock tanks up to 250 gal. The heavy-duty cast aluminum design can be used in metal, rubber, or plastic tanks without the need for an additional guard. The unit is thermostatically controlled to work automatically in freezing temperatures to keep water open for the animals to drink during the winter. Uses 15% less wattage than comparable 1500W deicers.

  • It floats on the surface of the water and has a 5.5 ft. cord with a cord protector to deter chewing
  • Best for use in cold climates and stock tanks from 70-250 gal.

Specification Description
Product Width: 7-3/4 in.
Brand: Farm Innovators
Product Height: 7-3/4 in.
Product Weight: 3.6 lb.
Warranty: 3 Years
Watts: 1250 W
Power Type: Electric
Product Length: 7-3/4 in.
Manufacturer Part Number H-418
Farm Innovators Ice-Chaser Premium Cast Aluminum Floating Stock Tank Deicer is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Even at -15 this morning the fountain in pond is still running!
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price Good price,super fast shipping.Dose what Ineed it to do.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No frozen noses or toes..for me or the cattle. Easy to install.. great not having to be in the freezing cold to break through the ice in the tank. Works quite well.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Fast shipping and great product seems to work fine. Gonna buy another one next week
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this thing!! Saves me breaking ice. I have several of these. Worth every penny. Even in the 12° days, no frozen water.
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps stock tanks ice free. This is the only tank deicer I will buy. This is our 4th year using this type and love it. We have one in every tough.
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from deicer i bouth this amonth ago it is a good buy and a good product
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lousy heater Lasted a week and quit working. Took it out of the pond, cleaned it off and returned to the pond worked another week and quit again. Not going to keep taking it out every week. Not worth the money looking for a different mfg. hear K&H are much better will try one of them, Hopefully will work better than this one.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS WELL, LONG LASTING I bought my last one of these 5 years ago. I use them in an old claw foot tub that I use for cattle water. There has always been at least some open water even in zero temps. I use the heater from November through early march most years and store in between.. Never a problem other than it quit floating a couple of years ago. A few days ago a cow climbed into the tub and stepped all over the heater and broke the plastic off it. After being trampled it finally quit working. I'll replace the old one with one just like it.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I ran this heater for one month and it stopped working. I am guessing it shorted out because it produced zero heat.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Just what I expected. I have had it in zero degree and still a little hole for the cows to drink.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from De icer I bought this deicer during the big freeze a couple of weeks ago it is a life saver
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeping Pond from Freezing 250 gallon pond kept from freezing at 5 below overnights and below freezing for 2 weeks. Solid construction. Floats fine. Cord epoxied into aluminum casting and protected by spring coil around it for full length. Cord length ample. Satisfied.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good purchase I had a 1000w floating deicer for metal stock tanks with the exposed elements that could not quite keep my 150 gal metal tank unfrozen at 3 degrees. I could not find a 1250w or 1500w with exposed heating elements. I purchased this 1250w deicer and my old 1000w at same temp did a better job. Took ut back replaced it and same result. I found a 1250w steel tank deicer with the exposed elements and it did the job, Go figure, can not recommend this product in very cold weather. Go with exposed elements, in my experience they work lots better
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok for a year I have purchased 2 of them . They worked good for the 1st winter.I noticed the 2nd year the horses was scared to get a drink. Checking the heater there is 2 spot that rust on it bad. I think they put a short in the water when it rust. Because when I put a new type of heater in the tank and the horses found out they wound not get shocked they drank a ton of water.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from piece of garbage Bought this to keep my horse trough open. Came out this morning (6 degrees) and after being plugged in ALL night, trough was completely frozen over except an inch around this "heater". Absolutely do NOT buy!!!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Only made it till January before it died, w live in Michigan so we have a lot of cold days left
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk! Kind of worked for about a month (Dec) but when it got really cold in January it stopped entirely. Now it's frozen in about of 8 inches of ice and I have to start over - after I chop all the ice out of the tank. Till then I'm carrying the horses water in a five gallon bucket, not fun when it's this cold...
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Been using these for the last ten years... They typically last two to three seasons of being drug around, in and out of barn, unplugged and frozen then plugged back in. Have lasted longer when properly cared for.. Very rugged, very dependable.. used in rubber tubs, plastic tubs, and even an old bathtub used as a water trough.. never had an issue... An awesome product I will continue to buy
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This heater is a piece of junk! This heater is a piece of junk, don't waste your money.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap piece of trash Bought mine a month ago and worked great until the temps hit the lower 20's then it died, now I have to go buy yet another tank de-icer and break this one out since its frozen in a good 2 inches of ice in my tank. Thankfully I have a spring in the field for my horses.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible!! I purchased this for a small tank. Figured it would be great with my blind mini. It was froze solid yesterday and again today. I actually though my husband unplugged it. It wasn't. The ice was all the way around it. Can't return it b/c I do not have my receipt. Don't waste your money.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy Horrible! do not buy. Had to buy a sinking deicer about a week after trying this floater. didn't do a good job at all.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! even for curious fillys! i bought this for my 150 gal rubbermaid tank and it works great! i just leave it plugged in and it keeps the water fresh. i havent had any of my horses receive any harm from it! even my curious 2 year old. love it!
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Worked for two weeks. Only 3-4 freezing days and it quit. Save your money.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frozen in an inch of ice! I purchased this de-icer about three weeks ago in preparation for the winter. It's been a very mild December, so while it worked on a few cold evenings, it hasn't been tested by the weather on a regular basis. The other morning it was 26 degrees and the de-icer was frozen in an inch of ice in my 15 gallon water trough! Having discarded the receipt and packaging, and with rust already forming on the metal, I called the manufacturer rather than going back to TSC. The woman was helpful, didn't seemed overly surprised by my problem, and was happy to send me a replacement. Reading the other reviews, I wonder how long the replacement will last. If it doesn't last long, I will cut my losses and get another model...this time reading the reviews first!
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Third heater just stopped, Last two didn't make it through the winter before replacing them. The one I have now made it 2 months last winter and pluged it in again because the water was freezing that was two days ago no I need to chink it out of the ice and replace it with some thing that works
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk... I bought 2 of theses for my garden ponds and one day they work and other days they don't..more not working days than working..spend most days frozen in the ice....
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Keep your receipt I bought this 14 months ago. Kept it in the plastic water tank, but unplugged it. The wire cord guard rusted after the first season. This is not a big problem. The big problem is that it only lasted 14 months. One of the reasons I chose this model over another was the 3 year warranty. It's an acceptable plastic tank water heater as long as you don't expect to get more than a season out of it.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not bad not great I bought one of these for the fish pond. It lasted 2 seasons , disposable
Date published: 2015-02-16
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How would it work in a 150gal plastic in-ground pond with algae eaters which require keeping heated water at 40 degrees throughout the winter weather in north Texas area?

Asked by: fishlover
It won't keep a constant 40 degree temperature. However, it would typically vary between 35-50 degrees.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-01-29

If water runs out will it burn out?

Asked by: Ice queen
Eventually, yes. You need to keep water in the tank.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-01-22

What do you recommend for an 800 gal tank?

Asked by: Margo913
You would need to use at least two deicers for this. Preferably 1500 watt units like the H-419.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-01-06

What are the cut and out temperature on the thermostat?

Asked by: Cheers
On temp is 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Off temp is 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-02-01

How many amps does this put out?

Asked by: Skeeter 05
10.4 amps
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-01-15

Just got this product and my livestock don't seem to be drinking from water now, we've actually lost a goat since we got it and our 2 horses act like they want to drink from the black rubber trough but don't. Any chance of stray votage, just purchased it

Asked by: nictrac
Possibly. Are you using an extension cord? If so, that could cause issues. Also, could come from the wiring at your property or interference from electric fence. Have you had an electrician look at it? They can test voltage at the outlet and also with the unit. You can also exchange the unit for a different one to see if that makes a difference. If it doesn't, then it's definitely something in your wiring.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-02-11

What would the monthly cost very at 

Asked by: Joeboc804
It will vary based upon the cost of electricity from your electric company, as well as how many hours per day the unit is operating. To calculate, simply take the cost/kilowatt hour from your electric company, for example $.10/kwh x 1.25 (which is the wattage of the unit converted to kilowatts) x number of hours/day it runs (8 for example). That would be $1/day or $30/month.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2019-03-04
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