Water heaters & Extension cords?
 
 

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

Water heaters & Extension cords?

This is a discussion on Water heaters & Extension cords? within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • Why don't you use a drop cord with a tank heater
  • Best exentsion cords for water troough heaters

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-11-2009, 07:26 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question Water heaters & Extension cords?

I don't have electric out to my barn this winter, I have a water heater I need to run because I can not be out there to pick the ice three times a day I bought a nice heavy duty orange extension cord to run the heater with from my house... its a 100 foot line. But while reading the instructions it says not to use extension cords... I have no other ways to run the heater so for now I am stuck breaking the ice whenever I can.


Is it okay to run them with extension cords?


Suggestions?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-11-2009, 11:44 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Yes, just make sure it is an outdoor rated extension cord suited to the use. Also, purchase ONE cord long enough to do the job vs. cobbling multiple shorter cords together.
     
    12-11-2009, 11:55 PM
  #3
Weanling
Awesome. I did get the heavy duty outdoor extension cord and 100 feet was more than long enough to do the job from the house to the trough.
     
    12-24-2009, 09:48 PM
  #4
Foal
I have to use extention cords to heat my trough aswell. I use 2 of them together. The barn is about 200-250ft from my house. Never had a problem yet.
     
    12-24-2009, 10:21 PM
  #5
Started
I use one. But my heater has a 6 foot cord already on it.
     
    12-26-2009, 08:58 AM
  #6
Weanling
I should think it would be ok. Is the heater in a barn or outside? I mean if you have circuit breakers they would click off before anything occured. If inside the barn same thing, just make sure the horses can't knock it out. As long as the cords are rated for outside and are the correct amp size. I am in the about the same dilemma as you, there is electric close, but we have to run a hose for water like 100 ft. That will be fun pulling the hose in everytime so it doesn't freeze. We are so lucky like you to live in the chilly north.
     
    12-26-2009, 09:22 AM
  #7
Showing
I hate that they put that on the tank heaters. How many people have electricity right next to your water tank? Not many!
I have a 50' heavy duty outdoor rated extension cord hooked to a GFCI Shock Buster Shock Buster at Lowe's: 2 Ft., In-Line GFCI Extension Cord
     
    12-26-2009, 02:02 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macslady    
but we have to run a hose for water like 100 ft. That will be fun pulling the hose in everytime so it doesn't freeze. We are so lucky like you to live in the chilly north.
I hear ya!! My only water source is from my house ... 300ft away!!! I gave up with the hoses in the winter. I haul out water in 2 5gallon drums .. takes forever, but I'd rather do that then the hoses !! Hehe.
     
    12-26-2009, 07:52 PM
  #9
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by KristinJ    
I hear ya!! My only water source is from my house ... 300ft away!!! I gave up with the hoses in the winter. I haul out water in 2 5gallon drums .. takes forever, but I'd rather do that then the hoses !! Hehe.
I couldn't do it I remember one year everything kept freezing whether I drained it or not so I was bringing 50' of hose into the house every night.
I hate winter But at least this year I finally got the well at my windmill working and its maybe 2' from the water tank. I cut a short easy to drain hose to get to the tank. Its been one of the easier winters so far... *crossing fingers and knocking on wood*
     
    12-26-2009, 08:25 PM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
I hate that they put that on the tank heaters. How many people have electricity right next to your water tank? Not many!
I have a 50' heavy duty outdoor rated extension cord hooked to a GFCI Shock Buster Shock Buster at Lowe's: 2 Ft., In-Line GFCI Extension Cord
Thanks, I am going to pick one of those up just in case one of them decides to try to play. That is my biggest concern is a horse getting shocked.
     

Tags
extension cords, water heaters, winter

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Footfalls & Extension (or lack of) Equina Horse Training 8 11-11-2009 08:52 AM
Looking for practicly brand new BLACK tail extension. >>>> PaintsTheWorld Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 07-14-2009 01:35 PM
Extension CessBee Dressage 2 04-24-2009 09:16 PM
stifle extension/flexion problem COWBABY Horse Health 0 11-20-2008 11:09 PM
Water heaters verses bubblers kimlucky13 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 11-04-2007 02:19 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 AM.


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