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Old 11-15-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Windjammer Tank Heaters

Another post that made mention of the tank heaters got me thinking. If I want to turn on my tank heaters, shouldn't I have liquid in each of the tanks? I have read here that this is the case, but I didn't see it or I missed it in my paperwork that came with my Windjammer.

I don't know why I would have to have liquid in the tanks because the heating pad would turn on at 40 degrees and turn off at 60 degrees. I suppose the pad would turn on and off a lot more frequently without liquid in the tank, but I don't see where it might cause any damage. If it will cause damage, I would like to know because I will have to remember to keep fresh water in that tank at all times.

Does anybody know for sure about this?

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Old 11-15-2015, 08:05 AM   #2
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Your tank heaters, unlike your Water Heater, will be fine operating without any liquid in the tanks. Yes, the Water Heater element WILL burn out if the water heater is empty when the element is turned on. This is because you need water in the hot water tank to absorb the heat of the high energy heater element. The electric heating elements on your "other" tanks are a much different configuration and will be fine even without liquid in these tanks.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Your tank heaters, unlike your Water Heater, will be fine operating without any liquid in the tanks. Don't get concerned as the Water Heater element WILL burn out if the water heater is empty due to there being no water to in the hot water tank to absorb the heat of the heater element. The electric heating elements on your "other" tanks are a much different configuration and will be fine even without liquid in these tanks.
Thanks for the reply. I understand the physical and mechanical differences between a water heater element and the tank heater pads. My concern is if the constant on/off cycling of a heater pad on an empty tank might cause damage to the pad. I don't suspect it would cause any damage to the tank.

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Old 11-15-2015, 08:34 AM   #4
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It will not cause damage....look at page 11 last answer in FAQ
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:38 AM   #5
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Perfect!

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It will not cause damage....look at page 11 last answer in FAQ
Thank you. This is exactly what I needed to see.

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