Homemade winter waterer????????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JudyMcKinn, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I have seen on here a dozen times how to build a heater with a light bulb and a cement block, to set your metal waterer on. For some reason, I now can't locate any of these posts. I remember most of the basics, but on thinking about doing it, how do you keep the bulb from setting the wood floor, or the pine shavings on fire? In other words how do you make it safe? Can anyone more skilled at finding stuff than I am give me some of these posts, or describe how you do it? Thanks.
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    One person posted about putting a re-purposed light fixture inside a metal cookie tin. Cost= 0, said it worked great.
     
  3. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I think I remember seeing that, also. I'm not much of an electrician. Am still hoping I can find the cement block one.
     
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    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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