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    We use a tank heater. Be sure that if you put a ball in it... it is large enough that the horse cannot choke on it trying to eat it. Any of mine will try to eat it. We use electric tank heaters.
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    We use a tank heater for about all of our water tanks.
    it also gives a whole new meaning to "riding in on a broomstick!!"~dpcinderella
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    There are a couple differert types that I've seen.

    ^Ours looks something like that

    All the feed, tractor supply and tack stores around here sell them Just plug them in and you'll have nice deiced water
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    That is what I have but mine are red on top instead of blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyeTiger View Post
    Wouldn't the water just freeze around it?
    That rarely happens, most times the air keeps the ball moving enough to stop the water from freezing soild on top, if it does, just hitting the ball cracks the ice. The horses pretty much learn to do it themselves.

    Denny can not have a water heater, they are just toys to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Glove View Post
    That rarely happens, most times the air keeps the ball moving enough to stop the water from freezing soild on top, if it does, just hitting the ball cracks the ice. The horses pretty much learn to do it themselves.

    Denny can not have a water heater, they are just toys to him.
    Have you tried the ones that fit in the bottom of the tank?
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    This is the one I use:



    This is all assuming you have access to electricity? Running an extension cord waaayyy out into a field wouldn't be too practical. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty1979 View Post
    This is the one I use:



    This is all assuming you have access to electricity? Running an extension cord waaayyy out into a field wouldn't be too practical. LOL
    Thats the same kind I use and love it. The floaters my horses would take out all the time.
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    The floating ball works to a point till it actually gets cold then they just freeze into the ice. Theres cold and then theres cold temps in say Mn. and Can. aren't the same as say Ohio. I build insulated boxes to set the tanks in with insulated covers leaving a hole just big enough to drink out of. I also like putting 2 foot dia culverts set into the ground about 20 feet deep and set the tank on them the heat from the ground helps keep them thawed.

    Last year I put in some auto waterers with heaters which makes life alot easier then using 250 feet of hoses to run water into 8 tanks.

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    5 ways to keep it thawed without a tank heater: http://www.curlyfarm.com/photos/wint...ket_freeze.htm

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