Installed and hopefully working! We won't know until the morning, but it is 17F out tonight!
BriteTap nipple waterer - Page 6
- For The Birds
Good luck. Hope it works for you. Pics would be great if you determine its working well.
When I checked this morning, everything was just fine. As in other's experience, the ladies leave the wires alone and just drink. The heat tape was not even warm feeling but there was no ice. My setup looks exactly like the others on the thread except mine has black zip ties. HA HA. I imagine that if it got below zero out, you might have to check the cooler for ice buildup, but so far, no ice inside the cooler. This is the best thing ever!!!
Update: We have had our nipples freeze a few times. This has been mostly in extended low temperatures (-5 to -15) and when we had single digits with an East wind. We do have to check regularly to make sure the water doesn't freeze too thick in the cooler, but it has only done that once. Anyway, it is working great. I would think you could hang a heat lamp over the nipples if your setup allowed for that safely that would prevent the nipples from freezing.