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Re: [APD] Heater

Understood - that's why you would take the heater that you would normally
use for a tank and then get two at approximately half the size each.  It
limits your cooking risk as in the generally unlikely event a heater broke,
it wouldn't cook the tank.  Having two break at the same time would be
extremely unlikely.

> On 2008-10-16T13:00:33, Chris Ferrell wrote:
> > Get 2 heaters and set them a few degrees apart - say 2.  That way, one
> will
> > typically "carry the load" of heating the tank and the second will kick
> on
> > if the ambient gets too low and a second one is needed.  What this adds
> is
> > an easy way to see how each is working.  If your backup turns on, then
> your
> > backup failed or it's colder than usual (provided they are reasonably
> well
> > sized).  If it's colder than usual, your wife will have probably already
> let
> > you know - so check your primary heater to see if it's broken.
> Not sure if this is a common problem, but I had one heater short circuit
> and cook my tank.  Adding heater will double or triple that risk.
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