Water heater waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RoosterGeek, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else use an old water heater as a livestock waterer?

    We took an old electric water heater and cut a square out of the side with a cutting torch. The middle water heater element was taken out and a de-icer's electric cord was threaded through. The goats, ducks and chickens love it. Mind you, it isn't pretty but it works great. I'm pretty sure the de-icer doesn't have to work nearly as hard due to the insulative jacket of the water heater. In the spring, I plan on painting it, adding wheels, and installing an auto fill valve.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Sounds very interesting.

    Pictures?
     
  3. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, I'll try to post some on Monday since I live too far out in the sticks to have internet. [​IMG]
     

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