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?? on cookie tin water heater

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Azriel, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it gets hot enough to keep the water from freezing, why doesn't it get hot enough to start the shavings on fire? Do you put it up on something? I was thinking of making a large one for my 3 gal water fount, should I put it up on cinder blocks to keep it from touching the shavings.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Paper ignites at about 400 degrees

    To keep water from freezing only takes temperatures of 35 degrees or higher.

    Regular light bulbs rarely put out enough heat to ignite anything, especially enclosed in a metal container, and a 40-60 watt bulb is all you will need

    It won't hurt to raise it up though since the waterer should be about as high as the birds backs anyway
     
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