what can be fixed to pvc pipe to heat water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cptbahama, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. cptbahama

    cptbahama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple questions:
    I am making a 8 foot section of 4" pvc pipe into a waterer. I bought some of the yellow nipples on ebay.
    What can I apply to the pvc to heat the water and be safe for the pvc plastic material?
    Would it be better to get a bird bath de-icer and make a reservoir attached to the top of the pvc tube with a 4" pvc "cleanout" piece?
    In order for the water nipples to work, does there need to be a sealed vacuum in the water tank?? I mean does the water tank need to be closed or can it have an open top (in which to drop in a bird bath de-icer)?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You could make something like this,
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    Chris
     
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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  4. Quack-a-DoodleDo

    Quack-a-DoodleDo Out Of The Brooder

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    The heating tape works really great for keeping our house water pipes from freezing in the winter. Im sure it would do the trick for your waterer.
     
  5. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    theres also aquarium heaters. those heat tapes come in 3 ft to 30 ft sections..and they cant touch the ground.
     

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