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Old 06-09-20, 11:24 PM   #3
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The crankcase heater really is only needed during the winter for heat pump operation when the oil might otherwise get too cold. Once you get the replacement, add a diode in series to lower the power and make it last longer, possibly with a thermostat to bypass the diode on really cold days.
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