Heated waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Well Seasoned, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. We're already in the low 20's at night. I made a home made heated waterer that cost about $1.50.

    - flat paver for base
    - cinder block to house a light bulb
    - sheet metal, waterer on top, didn't freeze last night.
    - I can increase bulb wattage as we approach -30°F




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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
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  2. Folly's place

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    Do you have a top on your cement block? Having water land on the bulb, or the wiring, would be a very bad event!
    Mary
     
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  3. Sheet metal added- good point, your a genius!
     
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  4. LoveMyChickenBabies

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    Definitely going to have to create me one of those!
     
  5. Folly's place

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    To be paranoid around electrical items is good policy! Also, what protects that electric cord from mice chewing it? Wrap it with something!
    Mary
     
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    Quite shocking actually!!:eek:
     
  7. I figured these expensive waterers tend to last a year or two at best, unless you get lucky. Like those, this can be put on a thermostat outlet. Once the temps hit 32°F, the light kicks on.
     
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  8. What would you suggest? Should I wrap all 150' of cord?
     
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  9. MissChick@dee

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    All of my wires in my run/coop are inside PVC pipes. :thumbsup
     
  10. Mmm, good thought- have plenty of that
     
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