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metal base heater?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DeviantHen, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. DeviantHen

    DeviantHen New Egg

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    Okay, so I just got a metal base heater, and it never occured to me that it was only for metal waterers (Excuse my blonde-ness), will it still be safe to keep my plastic waterers on it?
     
  2. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it's not. The plastic may become deformed from heating, and heated plastic is also toxic, so it will poison your birds water.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Some are safe with plastic, some are not. Proceed carefully.
    Check with manufacturer.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many watts does the unit draw?
     

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