I have the Allied brand(blue) of the heated 5 gallon water buckets and the 16 gallon too for outside, although its actually in my barn.

I have gfi outlets for each stall so none of them are on an ext. cord.

I thought I was being safe. I have read about them melting from overheating the heating tape and causing barn fires.

I know anytime you have electricity in a barn, you are taking a chance, but I do want to know people's comments about these heated buckets.

None of my stalls have outside access, so in a fire situation, it would be difficult to access the interior stalls of the barn.

Am I being overly neurotic?

I have used these buckets for years, but notice sometimes the newer ones really heat up...maybe a qc function. Anyhow, what are people's thoughts about them.
thanks.