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krissy49

11:11AM | 06/28/06
Member Since: 06/27/06
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Is it possible to winterize a waterbed by mixing antifreeze in the water and leaving the heater set on 50 degrees or so? The bed is located in an unheated cabin during the winter in the Northeast. I'm thinking that if I do this and cover it well with several comforters it should not freeze. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Thanks.

Piffin

08:36PM | 07/01/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Here are the thoughts that come to mind for me;

You want to choose antifreeze to be compatable with whatever sort of plastic the bed is made of. Chemicals can disolve or weaken the membrane that you have holdsing the water in.

You can expect a fairly high electrical bill. Even with a pile of blankets, the bed will be trying to heat the house. The covers are only a buffer, not a barier to heat loss.

If it gets really cold and the heater is trying too hard, the breaker will interupt the circuit and shut things down, or there is a possibility that a fire would be staarted

Good luck

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