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    01-25-2013, 10:47 PM
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Foal
Talking freezing water

I was to the feed store today just sitting around telling lies with boys. This Old kindly gentleman sit there with out taking much. When we got around to talking about freezing water tanks he pipes up and tells that he used to build a box out of wood and cut a hole in the top so a five gallon bucket would fit down in it then he said he would take foam and insulate it real good then he cut a door in the back of it. Then every night and every morning he would put 4 bricks in the oven and get them good and hot then put them under that bucket with water for his horse. He said it would keep that water from freezing most of the night. Then he would take more hot bricks in the morning and just need to pull out the little ice off the top. Thought this might work for some of you that said you don't have Electric in your barns
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    01-25-2013, 11:02 PM
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Trained
Does sound like it would work for sure.
     
    01-25-2013, 11:31 PM
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Weanling
You could also insulate it with some straw or hay and skip the bricks. This is what we use to make feral cat hides in winter with the cat rescue.
     
    01-25-2013, 11:32 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Be alot easier just to carry a bucket of water out
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    01-26-2013, 12:03 AM
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Yearling
You would use alot of power heating the bricks. You would be better off to carry warm water. There are bucket insulaters now. Some sort of insulated fabric that the bucket fits right into and even has a cover for the horse to stick his nose in. I want one, just haven't bought one yet :)
     
    01-26-2013, 12:16 AM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Breella    
You could also insulate it with some straw or hay and skip the bricks. This is what we use to make feral cat hides in winter with the cat rescue.
- there's more than one way to read that statement (don't get too upset, I am a cat lover who does rescue/foster)
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    01-26-2013, 12:42 AM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
be alot easier just to carry a bucket of water out
Lol, how long do you think a bucket of water will remain liquid in -20C weather?
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    01-26-2013, 01:54 AM
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Foal
Well now it just don't get that cold here very much.As a matter of fact I'm ready for spring right now.
     
    01-26-2013, 02:15 AM
  #9
Weanling
You can get solar powered stock water tanks here...

Www.ranchtanks.com

Or make a homemade version of it too. These past two weeks have been brutal up here, with temps that are way below zero, and wind chills that are ridiculous. We have a plug in coil heater in a hundred gallon stock tank for Ahab, which works well, but is costly.
     
    01-26-2013, 08:38 AM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
- there's more than one way to read that statement (don't get too upset, I am a cat lover who does rescue/foster)
Oh I am so glad I wasn't the only one that read it that way!
     

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