Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] Horse water thawed w/out electric - Dyane Smith

Chrystal, I live in N. California--much warmer than -30, although we have had days and days with highs of 12 degree F.
Anyway, when I installed my heated waterers in my barn (read, run-in shed), I had to dig down 9' to access the ground heat.  So....I doubt that 5' will work for you.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 12:36 PM
Subject: [RC] Horse water thawed w/out electric

A couple of years ago this was a topic of conversation on RC, someone mentioned digging a 5 ft hole underneath the water trough in order to keep it from freezing over. Before I go digging an enormous hole can anyone tell me if they have tried this and if it works in temp's that go down to -30???
Any other ideas of how to keep horse water  .......well water not ice, without electricity in the winter??????

Chrystal :-)
P.,S if you are from the south do not bother telling me what works for you,it won't  work up here,  I know you THINK you know what winter is 'cause hey! your water buckets had a layer of ice on them..............................once . :-) ;-) :-)if you can leave your hoses outside after October or have access to water taps in the winter that work without heating tape or do not know what a water hydrant is .....................you are too far south to help!!!!  :-) lol

[RC] Horse water thawed w/out electric, Chrystal Woodhouse