Water warmer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenJ1m, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. chickenJ1m

    chickenJ1m In the Brooder

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    I saw this on a Google search and thought I'd try it out. It actually went pretty well. I'll see how it works agter this expected cold front comes through Va tomorrow. It's basically a light socket that plugs into an outdoor extension cord with a 40 watt bulb. I lined the inside of a half cinder block with foil. The block rests on top of a board and I notched out a little spot at the bottom of the block for the cord to fit under. The waterer hangs just above the block, less than an 1/8 of an inch. I'm confident it will provide enough heat to keep the bottom of the waterer from freezing. I'll update after the temps drop.
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  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Crowing

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    That's cool
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    I got the same system expect with bricks because it absorbs he better and a 60 watt light bulb.It got down to -15 and it froze.
     

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