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Heat Cable (kind for herps) + Water Line = ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AuroraSprings, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    So, I'm considering putting heat cable INSIDE the PVC water lines to keep the water from freezing. Will this work? Would the nipples then become electrified? Has anyone tried this? Let me know your thoughts.
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Regular heat cable is not meant to be in contact with water and can pose a hazard.
    If you want to have the heat cables inside the pipe you would have to use one designed to be in contact with water like the ones used for rabbit auto watering systems.
    Here is a link to Bass and they have a heat cable that will work inside the water pipe. One cable is good to 20* and two cables will protect down to 0*.

  3. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop

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