Originally Posted by Kiviknon
If you used let's say copper tubing to keep the water from freezing it would add a copper taste. It depends on how it works.
This model has the heating element and plug in chord outside of the bucket, mounted to the bottom. When you look (IN) the bucket there is nothing there but the bottom. That is the main reason I like this style, it would appear to remove any risk of electrical shock from a failing element or bad cord in the water.
We are getting two of them. Since we board and only go out once a day, we will fill both each evening. He will also have access to a big 100 gallon tank, but it will require the ice to be broke each day, which our boarder will do. I like the added (warm) water each day. Hoping it will cut down on any chances of colic.