Options to prevent above ground water tank freeze

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      Anonymous

      We have a 20,000 gallon steel above ground water tank with winter temperatures reaching -20F degrees. Have been using agricultural water heaters, but this has been expensive and subject to heater failures. Looking for options and names of equipment suppliers.

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      Manufacturers of outdoor boilers are one source. They can tell you their reps and suppliers. Find manufacturers through a web search engine:
      Burnham
      New Yorker
      Teledyne Laars
      RBI

    • #288136

      Take a long hard look at the tank under three foot of snow and wonder “Woudn’t it be nice to live in the subtropics”

    • #288137

      Mssr. Billp..If you are in search of a long term solution to this problem, perhaps the following suggestion will be of some value.
      Construct a thermally engineered structure over or enclosing this tank with as high an R rating as practicable.
      If in your latitude and climate
      passive solar heating has merit, than it too might be considered in the overall plan.
      With a little imagination the outer configuration could be tweeked to reflect any aesthetic considerations for that locale.
      The co-generation of heat and storable electrical energy could be accomplished with a tiny little diesel generator in the event of prolonged cold weather.
      Many blessings on your family and may your oasis never freeze.
      Akmed..of de Nile

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