Extension Cord Accessory?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by enggass, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am running power with an extension cord to a heated water bowl. I was originally going to use Duct Tape at the connection for weather proofing. Although the connection will be under a roof, wind could expose it to moisture from time to time. Problem is that if I Duct Tape the connection, I will have to remove the Duct tape when I want to remove the bowl for dumping. We all know how much fun removing Duct Tape can be:) So my question is, is there any kind of Weatherproof Connection Accessory that I can buy that protects a connection? I did find this, but does anyone know of any others?
    http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/electrical.shtml

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Tofer76

    Tofer76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:why not dumpinto a bucket then you wouldnt have to disconnect it
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...and there's that... [​IMG]
     
  4. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is best that you just leave it and not put and thing on it DO NOT PUT DUCK TAPE on it just make sure it is out of the way of puddles and keep it some what dry
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are going to use tape, use electrical tape. It comes off easily. It comes in 1 inch & 2 inch sizes.
     
  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I am using a similar cover on my extension cords to my water heaters for my horses. I do not know how well they work yet as I just put them on yesterday. Mine came with a foam insert that you put between the cords. I do not have them on the ground though.
     
  7. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That Harbor Freight one is certainly priced attractively, but I don't see where it says it keeps out water?
     
  8. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Want to keep out water. Use electrical tape as duct tape is water resistance but not proof. And keep the the connection off the ground, even if it means laying it on a a piece of wood or brick.
     

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