18 Dec 2015
Ice Eater prevents ice from forming in colder weather around boats, docks, piers and marinas. It also melts ice that is already in existence that has formed by causing a current of warmer bottom water to break the surface.
The mechanism called “Ice Eater” uses a propeller to bring up water that is warmer from the subsurface water to create a constant circulation of the warmer bottom water, and this prevents and deters the formation of ice.
The Ice Eater device is unique in that it does not require any other attachments or hardware for it to work perfectly. The device is shipped from the factory with its suspension lines, ready to go once it is taken from its box. It simply needs to be hung in place and plugged into an electrical outlet.
The Ice Eater just needs to be hung in the water from a boat or a pier, with the average operating depth of two to three feet. The venturi shroud of the device has a circular shape with round, outwardly curved and flared ends. This design with the propeller in the center draws the warmer water upward with a powerful force.
The shroud with the propeller is submersed below the surface of the water. It can be set to be operational at a vertical or an angled plane, depending upon the direction that you wish the warmer water to flow. In this way you can direct the warm water in a direction in which you wish it to flow, such as at a place of an ice formation.
This is one of the most unique products on the marketplace, as in colder climates, the formation of ice around boats and piers can cause damage as the ice contracts, expands and moves. This can cause stress on fixed and floating objects as they get caught in the process.
The Ice Eater eliminates that stress, as the water around these areas is melted, leaving a clear area where no ice can form. This process is estimated to add years of life to boats and structures such as docks, piers and boathouses.
The product does not require any assembly and can be placed and positioned in the water by one individual very easily. Some of the units that are a little larger may require two people, simply for the lifting into the water.