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Heat traced piping for chicken waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by drsteik84, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. drsteik84

    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Been using just a regular plastic waterer that I have to refill periodically. Don't really want to deal with the water freezing and refills all winter though. I am thinking about bringing a buried pipe and electricity over to the coop area and just running the pipe in the coop with nipples off it. In order to keep it from freezing I was thinking about putting heat tracing on the pipe. Anyone ever done this? Just wondering if there may be some problems I am not thinking of with doing this.
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    If you can run electricity out there then why not a heated waterer. You can get them at Tractor Supply.
     
  3. drsteik84

    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Still have to fill the waterer though right?
     

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