How do you stop your nipple waterers from freezing?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LizGled628, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chirping

    Jun 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I know it's a beautiful summer day, and no one wants to think about cold, New England winters, buuuutttt..... [​IMG]

    We are going to build a PVC pipe nipple watering system (we saw one here on BYC and now we can't get the idea out of our head!). We'll have a mounted water tank on the outside, and a PVC pipe running on the inside and into the run, with two nipples inside and three outside.

    I was just wondering how people keep them from freezing up in the winter (if they do). Or should I use a different watering system in the winter? Thanks for the help!
  2. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Songster

    May 15, 2010
    If you have access to electric theres the heater tape. Just wrap it around the pipes.

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