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Old 01/07/2017, 11:15 PM   #1
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Would it be beneficial to run the Kalk stirrer just a few times a day?

I read that the stirrer should be on 24/7 but could I lessen the amount of run time in order to add longevity to the stirrer? How long does a typical motor on a kalk stirrer last if ran 24/7? Btw, I really like your product!!


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Old 01/08/2017, 03:05 PM   #2
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Thats a good question...I have run my for over a year now..none stop...I would worry about the kalk gumming up in the bottom and causing more problems then its worth...But who am I...lololol


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Old 01/09/2017, 06:51 AM   #3
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I read that the stirrer should be on 24/7 but could I lessen the amount of run time in order to add longevity to the stirrer? How long does a typical motor on a kalk stirrer last if ran 24/7? Btw, I really like your product!!
24/7 motor life is 3-4 years. They are inexpensive and easy to replace ($25 and 10 minutes). We recommend running it continuously, the motors we use are rated for this so let er rip!


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Old 01/09/2017, 05:56 PM   #4
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Ok, 24/7 it is! Thanks guys!


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