Props, Thermostats, and Mounting Equipment for the Kasco De-Icers.
De-Icer Portable Thermostat
Kasco's NEW C-10 Thermostat Controller is designed to save you money on your electric bills. The C-10 differs from our existing C-20 Controller, in that, it only uses Air Temperature to operate the De-Icer. The C-10 is a simple and inexpensive way to save money and operate your Kasco De-Icer only when it is needed.
To operate, you simply use the dial to set a temperature in which you want the De-Icer to turn on and plug the C-10 into a standard 120V outlet. The Kasco De-Icer then plugs into the C-10 Controller. When air temperature drops to the set reading, the De-Icer will operate. When the temperature rises, it will turn off. There is a built in 2.5 degree Fahrenheit differential within the controller.
It is recommended to set the temperature dial at 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using a Kasco 1/2hp, 2400D De-Icer and a C-10 Controller, you can avoid the hassle and expense of removing your dock and boat for as little as $15 per month!
Kasco's C-20 Time and Temperature De-Icer Control is designed and engineered exclusively for outdoor use to operate your Kasco De-Icer with maximum energy conservation. How the control box is used will vary by region, but as a general guideline, most people will be able to reduce operation time and energy consumption by an additional 50-66%. Users in more severe conditions, such as the Great Lakes, will see less savings. The C-10 Time and Temperature Controller will save you money on your electric bills!
Using a Kasco 1/2hp, 2400D De-Icer and a C-20 Controller, you can avoid the hassle and expense of removing your dock and boat for as little as $15 per month!
The C-20 Time and Temperature Control Box is designed to utilize BOTH the Time AND Temperature features. By utilizing both functions, you can save power by only having the De-Icer running while it is cold enough and in set time intervals. It is recommended to have the unit on in at least 2 hour intervals to set up a proper circulation. Each situation is different and the amount of time needed to maintain an ice free area will differ accordingly. Also, conditions do vary during the year so operation may have to be altered to fit the conditions. Please see the link to Owners Instructions below to see installation and operation instructions, as well as operation recommendations.
The timer pins should be pulled upward for the desired time frame the De-Icer should be set to run. The thermostat dial should be set to the outside temperature the De-Icer should operate. When, and only when, the temperature drops below the temperature the thermostat is set in a time frame that the timer is ON (pins pulled upward), the De-Icer will operate.
Kasco Marine, Inc. offers an optional Universal Dock Mount or piling mount that can be used with any Kasco De-Icer. This heavy-duty Universal Dock Mount or piling mount is made from corrosion protected steel and stainless steel to withstand the toughest marine conditions. The De-Icer is mounted to the "underwater parts" of the Universal Dock Mount and the "above water" parts are mounted to the dock or piling. Due to shipping limitations, a 1" pipe extension needs to be supplied by the purchaser to connect the "underwater parts" and "above water" parts.
The De-Icer may be operated in a vertical or several different angled positions. The De-Icer may also be adjusted to a maximum depth of 10' from the above water mounting brackets and it may be moved 360 degrees. This allows for a variety of operating positions and is able to fit and adapt to many different situations and conditions.
Kasco Marine, Inc. offers an exclusive, arctic proven flotation kit that is optional for all De-Icers. The easy-to-assemble kit consists of stainless steel components and a flotation block. The De-Icer unit is mounted horizontally to the surface of the water, just below the flotation block. The De-Icer can be angled in several positions; horizontal and above and below horizontal.
The horizontal operation of the De-Icer produces an elongated pattern of agitated water. This is well suited for tough problems such as shallow water areas, areas where water and ice levels fluctuate such as tidal waters, or where elongated open water areas are desired, such as around long docks. With adjustable angles above and below horizontal, the De-Icer can also be suited to fit many water depth and obstruction conditions.
Using a Kasco De-Icer with the Horizontal Float is also a great tool to improve summer water quality and eliminate stagnant water. It can also be used to push debris into an area that it is easily removed.
How to Change the Zinc Anode on Kasco De-Icers (Videos)
Kasco Marine demonstrates how to change the zinc anode on a Kasco De-Icer ...read more
This is Joe with Kasco Marine. Kasco prides itself on making units that are easy to use and maintain but there are a few maintenance issues that should be looked at routinely. I'm going to show you one here, which is replacing the zinc anode. You'd want to replace that when it gets roughly half of its original size or if it is visibly pitted or corroded. This one here isn't actually too bad but it is starting to show some signs of wear.
Replacing it is easy to do. You're going to need a glove, so you don't cut your hand on the prop. 9/64 allen wrench, the new zinc anode, and you may or may not need a screwdriver to help get that zinc off. The first step will be to take off the prop. So as we show in the removing a prop instruction video, use the allen wrench into the zinc anode and simply unscrew the prop. With that off you can then loosen the two screws that hold the zinc anode together. You don't have to take them all the way out. You can just loosen them up. Since the zinc is a softer metal it may stick to the shaft and that's when you may need a screwdriver or hammer or something to pop it loose. Then you can replace it. newer units that have the flinger disc, you want to take caution to not move the placement of this. The spacing underneath the flinger is very critical, especially when you are adding new zinc.
As you add your new zinc, slide it down so it just sits on top of there. Don't push down at all. If you have an older unit with a lip seal, put it about a 1/8" inch above the top of the lip seal and simply tighten it down. You want to try and tighten it evenly on both sides so its not less tight on one side. That is a balance issue for the motor.
Once you have it tightened up you can then put your prop back on and use your allen wrench to hold the shaft and zinc anode still. Tighten the prop down til it hits the zinc. And you're all set. Now you are done replacing the zinc anode for the Kasco De-Icer. read less
How to Replace a Propeller on Kasco De-Icer Units (Video)
Kasco Marine demonstrates how to replace a propeller on a Kasco Marine De-Icer. ...read more
Hi, this is Joe with Kasco Marine. I'm going to show you today how to change out a prop. This is one of the most common questions we get in the winter, especially with our De-Icers. Kasco props are designed with an engineering grade plastic. This gives us a few benefits, one of which is if something does get into the unit, the prop will sacrifice itself before the motor burns out. Which is obviously a much more expensive repair so you can get some instances where a prop blade breaks off and needs to be replaced.
To do so is very simple. All you need is a long handles 9/64 long handled allen wrench, your new prop and we recommend a glove because it can be sharp. So put on your glove and using the allen wrench, place it into the screw that is on the zinc anode to hold the shaft still you can pry it against the cage. And then you simply un-thread it. From 1 horsepower and smaller all the props are normal right hand thread, all the larger it is a reverse thread. So simply un-thread the broken prop. Remove the old prop. and simply thread on the new prop. Simply snug it up against the zinc and its set to go. As it spins its going to self tighten so you just need to get it snugged up to the zinc and you are all set. That's how you change out a prop on the Kasco De-Icer. read less
I'd like to use kasco de-icer portable thermostat to turn ON my brand X pond de-icer at air temperature 30 degrees (or if I wish, 31 or 32 degrees), and then does it turn OFF my pond de-icer as soon as air temperature goes back above that set point temperature?
You can use this thermostat on your brand as long as the plug is compatible. When air temperature drops to the set reading, the De-Icer will operate. When the temperature rises, it will turn off. This is it's design.