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PVC/ Beak Time watering cups waterer, heating question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kjstanton, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. kjstanton

    kjstanton Chirping

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    Hi, I'm needing a winter waterer. It must last in cold weather, Southern Michigan. Do you think I could use heating tape and insulation this (cup waterer and PVC) would work in the winter? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

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    I suspect the cup valve will freeze
     
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  3. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

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    I have seen them freeze in Ky so they probably not going to work in Michigan, even with heat tape the pipe may stay warm but the cup valves are far more exposed.
     
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  4. RoyalRooster

    RoyalRooster In the Brooder

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  5. kjstanton

    kjstanton Chirping

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    A big thank you to all your help! I went with the nipple drinker and will get a submersible heater:)
     

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