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Jim Andy 01-25-2013 09:47 PM

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:wink:

waresbear 01-25-2013 10:02 PM

Does sound like it would work for sure.

Breella 01-25-2013 10:31 PM

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.

Joe4d 01-25-2013 10:32 PM

be alot easier just to carry a bucket of water out

Spotted 01-25-2013 11:03 PM

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 :)

themacpack 01-25-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Breella (Post 1862552)
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.

:lol: - there's more than one way to read that statement (don't get too upset, I am a cat lover who does rescue/foster)

waresbear 01-25-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe4d (Post 1862555)
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?

Jim Andy 01-26-2013 12:54 AM

well now it just don't get that cold here very much.As a matter of fact I'm ready for spring right now.

Captain Evil 01-26-2013 01:15 AM

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.

DimSum 01-26-2013 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by themacpack (Post 1862625)
:lol: - 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! :oops::lol:


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