I was reading the ice eater thread earlier, and started thinking about making myself one for our ponds.
Currently, I have a 1000 quiet run generator, and was trying to come up with some way to utilize it in the process, to make the system go all night.
I read through the ice eater thread over and over, talked to my buddies about making one, been searching for some bent shaft trolling motors, etc, etc. and then had an idea. So I wanted to run it by you guys to see if you thought it would work.
Since I have a power supply, I started thinking about using a sump pump as an ice eater. Thought was to build a small stand, something like 1'x 1' square, 1' tall or so, to keep the pump out of the mud, then plump from the discharge, up so far, put a fitting like a 22.5 degree elbow on top of that to make it where the water would spray across the top of the water, similar to the slight incline the ice eaters have.
Does anyone run anything like this, or have any thoughts on if it would even work or not? Looking for help.