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Simple Heater Keeps Waterers Flowing
Farm Innovators’ thermostatically-controlled heater for waterers is designed for nipple-style drinker buckets.
It’s 8 in. long and 5-in. dia. with a heavy-duty-6-ft. electric cord. The 150-watt unit is safe for use in plastic and can either be suspended or placed in the bottom of the waterer.
Because of the higher wattage, it works in even the coldest climates, says Andrew Orr, director of sales and marketing for Farm Innovators, Inc.
“The wiring runs through the handle, which is filled with epoxy so it’s safer,” Orr says.
The thermostat turns on when the water drops to about 35° F, then turns off at 45° F. Air temperature, wind and other factors make a difference, but the de-icer handles 5 to 10 gallons of water.
“They are tested to -20° F. We always recommend people keep the waterers out of the wind,” Orr says.
The de-icer is available on Amazon and through many farm supply stores. It sells for around $45. Another popular Farm Innovators’ item is the Heated 2 Gallon Poultry Drinker that sells for about $55.
Farm Innovators sells de-icers for all types of pets and livestock, as well as a full line of poultry incubator equipment.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Farm Innovators, Inc., 2255 Walter Glaub Dr., Plymouth, Ind. 46563 (ph 800 277-8401; www.farminnovators.com).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1