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Old Nov 17th 2014, 02:26 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2012
  Russellville, KY


This cold snap has already got me tired of busting ice. I didn't get my watering system installed this year due to adding pens, *electricity, misting system, handling facility,and alleyway. What is the best way to water and keep it from freezing. I have info on the Nelson waterers. Is this the best way to go or is there a better solution out there.
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Old Nov 17th 2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Cascade, Iowa

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I have 6 Mirafount Little Spring waterers and have great luck with them
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Old Nov 17th 2014, 03:28 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA


As far as auto waters are concerned, Nelson is the best water system out there.
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Old Nov 17th 2014, 03:47 PM   #4
 
  Mar 2011
  Dodge, WI


Nelson is without a doubt the best. Last year we had a couple days here in Wisconsin that got down to -20 to -30 and they never had the slightest amount of ice in them. Also, they are very easy to clean.
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Old Nov 17th 2014, 04:06 PM   #5
 
  Nov 2010
  Lanesboro, Minnesota


I put in Cobett waterers. *Made in Iowa. *All plastic, they are thermal tubes. *Easy to clean. *No need for cement, I just put gravel pads around them. *I use a 40 watt light bulb in them to add extra heat when it get below 10 degrees. *They don't need any heat in mild climates. *
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Old Nov 17th 2014, 04:32 PM   #6
 
  Sep 2010
  Bloomfield, IA


I also have Nelson waterers, to me they are they are*best, way to go
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Old Nov 17th 2014, 05:34 PM   #7
 
  May 2014
  Black Creek, WI


What is the best way to keep water from freezing without installing water and electrical lines?* I've read about the propane heated tanks, has anyone used them with success?
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Old Nov 18th 2014, 02:10 AM   #8
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
Check out Ranch tanks .Com they have solar water tanks
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Old Nov 18th 2014, 05:17 AM   #9
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  Mar 2010
  Aplington, Iowa

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I use a water made by bar-r-bar horse drinker.* You don't need electricity and your deer always has clean water since the water drains after the animal drinks.*
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Old Nov 18th 2014, 02:31 PM   #10
 
  Oct 2012
  Ohio


Hershey...quickest and cheapest.... build an INSULATED box around your water trough with 2x4's and plywood or osb...2-3" thick insulation panels..the blue stuff...paint the wood black to absorb heat and you can put a clear front facing the south sun to absorb heat. A lid with a hole big enough for their head to go in.


sheets 3/4-inch exterior plywood or osb
-2x4's
1 1/2-inch rigid insulation board,


sheets polycarbonate
Glazing closure strips,
Black paint,


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Old Nov 18th 2014, 05:13 PM   #11
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  Jun 2010
  Fogelsville, PA

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We use Nelson units and a natural spring stream.
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Old Dec 4th 2014, 03:10 PM   #12
 
  Jul 2012
  Horicon, WI
We have 4 Corbett waterers and they work awesome. No electric required and water is heated by the earths temputure. We are located in central WI where the average earth temp is 54 degrees and it keeps water cool in summer and warm in winter. Check it out online it's a great product!
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 08:30 AM   #13
 
  Jul 2012
  Russellville, KY


Honey creek, Tried to send you a message and it says you can not receive any messages.
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 05:33 PM   #14
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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We also use the Nelson waterers. Had them for 20 years. You can get parts whenever they need a repair.
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Old Jun 20th 2015, 02:58 AM   #15
 
  Jul 2012
  Russellville, KY


I like the Nelson waterers but I'm a little worried about the installation. I don't know if I can get the holes that deep under them.
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