Sadly... Its almost that time of year to start thinking about heating the water.. cant decide how to

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stuntey, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. stuntey

    stuntey Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this PVC watered with nipples in the run. I can get electricity out to it. Not sure what the best method would be... Using the heat tape or the aquarium heater. It does not fit inside the coop. (Inside the coop I have a water bottle with a drinker cup that I can fill once or twice a day, but fear that this isn't enough).
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  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is that a vertical nipple on the PVC? If so you likely will not be able to keep it thawed out, horizontals are much better suited to freezing temps...
     
  3. stuntey

    stuntey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they are vertical. Do the horizontally installed ones leak less? I found some for fairly in expensive, went ahead and ordered. Can't hurt to try! Even after a quick glance, they seem to get better reviews!
     
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  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yes, the horizontals leak less as well as work better in freezing temps...

    As for a heater, there isn't much volume in that PVC, you could wrap it with heat tape (gutter/roof thawing tape) then insulate it to hold the heat in...
     

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