Clay Pot Chicken Water Heater

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by phoneman40, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. phoneman40

    phoneman40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a water heater I just made as I didn't think ahead to get one and it's FREEZING here....turns out it works great-keeps it from freezing down to 12 degrees farenheit and if there should be a short/fire it will be very short lived as the whole thing is enclosed in clay. I cut the hole in the side with a dremel and some (four) cut-off wheels, mounted the pipe strap down to the 12" x 12" piece of scrap 3/4" treated plywood. I also took four small pieces and made "feet" to keep the whole thing from sitting directly on the ground. Here's the material list---

    10" clay pot---------------------------$6.02
    12" clay saucer-----------------------$7.67
    8" work light--------------------------$7.65
    2 springs 7/16 x 3 1/2--------------$3.48
    pack #10 x 1 3/16 screw eye-----$1.18
    4pack 100w light bulbs------------$1.18

    Total with tax --------------------- $29.08---

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    all hooked up to a GFCI outlet outside and have the extension cord and light cord in a waterproof cord enclosure---

    let me know what you think-good or bad.....
     
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  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat, Phoneman! Where were you when I needed a water heater? I had to make my own!
     
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  4. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome idea i will have to make one , will it be safe inside a coop ? I noticed yours is outside
     
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  5. phoneman40

    phoneman40 Out Of The Brooder

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    6chicks&aduck :

    Awesome idea i will have to make one , will it be safe inside a coop ? I noticed yours is outside

    I would think it would be safe inside a coop as the clay just stays nice and toasty warm and if something should go wrong it's all enclosed in solid clay pots and I imagine it would be short lived....​
     
  6. phoneman40

    phoneman40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I would if I knew how...LOL any hints would be great [​IMG]

    ok-found where to make the page and it's done...now just wondering how i get it to the page you were talking about?
     
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    phoneman40 Out Of The Brooder

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  8. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey see what more great response u got [​IMG] thanks for add it too [​IMG]
     
  9. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that looks awesome, i have ducks as well as chickens, do you think water spilling over the sides could cause a problem?
     
  10. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow I just book marked that. You should market it and Made in USA! [​IMG]

    Steve
     

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