Does adding a water pump slow the heating process?

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  1. Barlan

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    Hi guys.

    I need a bit of advice. it's winter and we've gotta make water for the water change, but it's taking forever to even get the water to 20 degrees which is still low for the water change.

    I thought putting in a water pump to circulate the water as its heating would heat faster, as opposed to water just sitting still. But it doesn't seem to be working.

    Does the pump make heating the water slower?

    Some details, the bucket is 50l and it's sitting outside in the shade. There is a 300w jager heater set to 34 and a DC pump , I think it's the 600.

    It's been running like this since around 10am and it's now 5.30. It's only on 20 degrees, from 13 this morning.

    So the question is, does the pump make the water heat slower? Or alternatively, how can I heat that amount of water quicker?

    Thanks in advance

    B.
     
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  3. NJH

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    Is the jager calibrated correctly?
     
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    I also use a pump for circulation and a jager heater. I mix around 9 am and it is ready by about 12.
     
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    bring the drum into the house or garage.

    Wrap drum in an old blanket. Insulate it a bit. Currently its almost acting like an oil heater. Heating up your garden.
     
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    Speed reading. Did not see it was outside. Agree with Riaan. Bring it into your house. You will battle to heat it properly in this weather outside.
     
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    Barlan Thread Starter

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    Hi guys
    thanks for the replies.

    to be honest, i cant guarantee that the heater is calibrated 100% but it could only be maximum 4 degrees off, at 31, it should still heat faster than it is.

    um, moving it inside, cause the garage is too far from the tank, might be a possibility, cause the shady spot is right next to kitchen.

    i will try insulating the drum as well as moving it inside for the next water change, see how that goes.:thumbup1:

    thanks for the advice guys. much appreciated.
     
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    Depending on the pump, adding one should speed up heating.
    Why cant you move the drum inside to next to the tank? Mix it in the evening and it should be ready to add to the tank in the morning.
     
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