Heater base for plastic waterers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ArtistaRaquel, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. ArtistaRaquel

    ArtistaRaquel Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been trying to find a heater base to use with my plastic 5 gallon waterers. I have two that are vacuum sealed and work great most of the year, but don't have the option of putting a deicer in them during freezing temperatures as it would prevent the vacuum seal. I thought I saw a metal heater base that said it could be used with plastic waterers, but now I can't find it! Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
     
  2. longviewrn

    longviewrn New Egg

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    url="/t/1145496/heater-base-for-plastic-waterers#post_17856091"]I've been trying to find a heater base to use with my plastic 5 gallon waterers. I have two that are vacuum sealed and work great most of the year, but don't have the option of putting a deicer in them during freezing temperatures as it would prevent the vacuum seal. I thought I saw a metal heater base that said it could be used with plastic waterers, but now I can't find it! Any suggestions would be most appreciated.[/quote]
     
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    longviewrn New Egg

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    I have one, and have also made a few from cookie tins with 40 watt light bulbs, but lately the weather here in Idaho has been below 10 degrees at night, and neither of these keep the water from freezing at that temp.
     
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  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try a higher watt bulb in colder temps.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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