Help! Looking for homemade water heater directions!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mommahento5, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. mommahento5

    mommahento5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other day I was checking out those metal poultry waterer bases that keep founts from freezing, and I came across a website that had directions for making your own. The person who posted it had LOTs of great pictures to follow along with, and made the heater from an auto oil drip pan and some type of heating pad that I believe he also said came from an auto supply store. He also recommended something called a thermocube which is an outlet plug that turns power on and off according to the air temperature. It would be much cheaper to build my own since I need 2 or 3 than to buy that many, but of course now I am searching and searching and can't find the directions anywhere! Can anyone point me to right place??? Thanks!
     
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  3. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best waterer we've ever used is just a heated dog dish with a cylinder of 2 x 4" wire mesh around it. Simple, inexpensive and works great year-round.

    The heated bases are quite inferior in my experience.

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  4. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:do you have a picture of this.
     
  5. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll work on getting a pic this weekend..

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