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  • Precision stock tank heater and electricity problems with horses
  • Horse destroys buckets and swims in tank Help!

 
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    07-20-2011, 02:53 PM
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Yearling
Stock tank help please!

I got a 70 gallon rubbermaid tub for my mare. I need to get a heater or deicer for winter. What do you reccomend? A floating or a sinking one? Also do you have any idea how much it takes for electricity? Just wondering how much I will be paying for electricity. I know nothing about them so any advice is much appreciated! Thank-you!
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    07-20-2011, 02:59 PM
  #2
Weanling
Horses are inquisitive creatures, so I opted for a drain plug heater. The horses can't pull it out and it will stay under water. I have one similar to this:

Drain Plug De-Icer--Rubbermaid Allied Precision (Equine - Stable Equipment Supplies - Heated Watere

I'm not sure exactly how much it costs per year, but I believe we usually pay somewhere between $20-$50.
     
    07-20-2011, 03:38 PM
  #3
Yearling
Thank-you! The link says that the heater is only good to -20. It can get as cold as -40 here in Alberta! Or is that -20F? I'm not good at the conversion! I really like that idea of heater though.
     
    07-20-2011, 03:53 PM
  #4
Banned
I actually totally switch out my water trough in the winter. I have a 100 gallon trough in the summer and switch to one of those heated buckets that looks like a manure bucket in the winter.
The only annoying part is that I have to fill it more often.



Side note - every time I see the word deicer I think about a sign that was at the feed store a couple of winters ago and I chuckle. In big bold letters over the shelf where all the trough heaters was a sign that said, "DICERS".
Melting ice, chopping things, all the same, right?
     

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