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Re: [RC] Water Heaters - Truman Prevatt

Probably not. Some horses won't drink enough in cold weather. When we get a long cold snap, I add some salt to the feed to get them to drink more.


Val Nicoson wrote:
We've got water buckets with built-in heaters in the bottom...and a heater in the bottom of the big rubbermaid-type tank as well. Each side of the barn has its own GFI circuit but that each of two GFI circuits can account for at least 2 buckets each on it. I've noticed that the horses don't appear to be drinking as much as I would like them too...the water is not too warm and in fact feels slightly cool to the touch.
Is there any way to test if there is a weak trickle charge getting into the water that may be preventing the horses from drinking as much as I think they should be? I'm not noticing anything when I put my hand into the bucket.



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[RC] Water Heaters, Val Nicoson