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Old 02-09-2005, 01:19 PM   #11
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The only people whom technically qualified to answer whether the ebo heater is fully submersible or not is the manufacturing company of the heater.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:43 PM   #12
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I have mine completely submerged.

It would suck to be fried but I think most heaters have a warning in the instruction or somewhere that states you must unplugg them when working in the tank. So if someone did get electrocuted, good luck sueing them.
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We discussed this in the FW forum and here's the answer:
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Here is what ebo jager stated in their manual " The first to impliment a low water level safety switch avoiding glass breakage due to thermo shock." and on another page. " Refer to the water level which is marked on the cap of the heater." when setting up. So, why did they even print this warning to consumers IF it is suppose to be a fully submersible heater ?
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:40 PM   #15
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So, why did they even print this warning to consumers IF it is suppose to be a fully submersible heater ?
Politics primarily, it is imported as apposed to locally manufactured. They are forced to include the warning, it's not by choice. You'll find the same thing on many brands of import products.

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KLAM, this is america!!! it's everybodies fault but mine.

by the way, in 20 years of keeping fish, I have never read, to unplug your heater when working in your tank, in an owners manual.

Then again, I always throw away the directions.

It's still somebody elses fault that it didn't say it right on the heater!

oh, maybe it does!
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KLAM, this is america!!! it's everybodies fault but mine.
LOL, good point
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I completely understand that these are the same heaters regardless of the markings on them. My issue is that if the heater were to fail and cause injury to a person or property damage, it would esstentially be your fault for sticking it under water when it is not UL approved.
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FYI, a grounded wire in the tank will save your butt, even if one of these does fail. Since it will seek the shortest path to ground, your shoes and floor are less inviting than a straight wire. Also they will trip a GFCI faster than it would otherwise.
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