Insulating stock tanks for winter - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Barn Maintenance

Insulating stock tanks for winter

This is a discussion on Insulating stock tanks for winter within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • Insulating stock tank
  • Insulated stock tanks

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-03-2012, 09:33 PM
  #21
Yearling
Here is and idea, just saw some one looking for an old deep freeze. Fill it with water and ta-da an insulated water tank...
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-04-2012, 10:47 AM
  #22
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koolio    
This first tank is made of galvanized steel and has straight sides, so hubby was able to make a box with a pretty snug fit. The second plastic tank is tapered toward the bottom and has a thick lip on the top, so the fit in a rectangular box won't be near as snug. I am thinking of we may need a different design for the second tank. Any suggestions?
Could you still make a rectangular box, frame the top and fill with loose house insulation?

I also know of a family who gave their kids the chore of gathering cattails all summer and they used the fluff to insulate a tank box that fall. It was labor intensive and the kids caught as many frogs and snakes as they did cattails, but it's surprisingly good insulation.

And while we don't get as cold as Alberta, we have some good luck burying tanks like yours about 3/4 in the ground. Horses drink at ground level naturally.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
60+ CHEAP eBay items happening now! Tanks, jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, etc. Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 05-30-2010 04:47 PM
Insulating living quarters Angel_Leaguer Horse Trailers 1 09-30-2009 07:41 PM
Two Tanks question RedRoan Cars and Trucks 5 09-01-2009 11:11 PM
Water Tanks - Metal or Plastic mnprairieman Horse Tack and Equipment 9 01-15-2009 07:17 PM
De-icing Stock Tanks servinator Horse Tack and Equipment 2 10-22-2008 08:08 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0