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#45251 - 09/04/03 08:58 PM cost to run diffuser
HOSTY Offline
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Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 98
Loc: ohio
can anyone tell me what it would cost me to run a smaller diffuser per month for a half acre pond?

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#45252 - 09/04/03 11:26 PM Re: cost to run diffuser
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It costs me about $25 a month to run a 1/4 horse model 24/7. I run a Kasco deicer in the summer only to circulate the water. The bills in the summer with both running 24/7 is around $70.

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#45253 - 09/05/03 09:31 AM Re: cost to run diffuser
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Registered: 09/17/02
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Loc: Nebr
Here is how you figure the cost. Take Volts x Amps = Watts. Watts x 1000 = kilowatts/Kilowatts x running hours = kilowatt hours. Kilowatt hours x your local rate = cost. Call your electric company and get the rate. As an example a 1/2HP draws 5 amps @115 volts at start up, and running amps are about 60% of that. Start up pulls more power and when you get it running it drops to 60%

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#45254 - 09/09/03 01:55 PM Re: cost to run diffuser
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 241
Loc: Dallas, TX
I wanted to clarify an above post on calculating cost of electricity. Best to use an example.

A fan uses 120 Volts and pulls 2 amps while doing so. (Either measure amperage with an amp meter or use 60% of the rating on the plate like the above post said. Best to actually read it with a meter for accuracy.)

120 V X 2 A = 240 watts.
240 watts = .24 kilowatts (a kilowatt is 1000 watts)

running it 12 hours per day
.24 kilowatts X 12 hours = 2.88 kilowatt-hours.

cost of kilowatt-hour from electric company = .09 cents.
2.88 X .09 = 26 cents a day to run that motor for 12 hours per day.
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#45255 - 09/09/03 08:23 PM Re: cost to run diffuser
HOSTY Offline
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Registered: 06/26/03
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Loc: ohio
thanx nick, can you reccomend a good one for my .5 acre pond?

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#45256 - 09/09/03 10:30 PM Re: cost to run diffuser
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Loc: Dallas, TX
look up Koender on the internet. I have heard no grypes about them.
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