Help! Heated Metal base waterer and extension cord??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AmysChickens, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. AmysChickens

    AmysChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have electricity in my coop, but the heated waterer base I just bought online doesn't have a very long cord. It says not to use an extension cord....is there a reason why I shouldn't? Otherwise I'm going to have to return it because its not long enough.
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I have found a lot of things say that. I bought an air pressure washer to clean out coop. Very short cord and it said do not use with an extension cord. I took it back. I should probably watch for that more often, I am the queen of extension cords. I think we are going to try to run power out to our chicken cottages so we can have power for the water dishes. I'm going to follow this, I want to know the answer too. Are you near Columbus?
     
  3. AmysChickens

    AmysChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I am about an hour away from Columbus..I'm in Mt. Vernon. :)
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I live right outside of Ashland, in West Salem, well we are pretty close to each other.
     
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    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  6. AmysChickens

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