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  1. #1
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    Default Battery operated heated buckets for stalls?

    Just wondering if there are any battery operated heaters for water out there?

    My "cage" heater (the $30 variety) has apparently quit on me and I am looking for other options...


    I have seen the heated buckets, but am just too scared to leave electrical things plugged in over night (I don't live on the property).


    Are there any water heaters that are battery operated?
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    You could try battery-operated bubblers, like for fish tanks. I've never used them myself, but the concept makes sense.

    Do you not have GFCI outlets? I'm a paranoid freak about leaving things plugged in/on at the barn over night, but GCFI outlets put me at ease. My guys have these: http://www.horse.com/item/premium-5-...4%20GRN%205GN/
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    No, they don't (please people, if you build a barn, get GFCI outlets!) and I would also have to run an extension cord about 50 feet to get to the nearest plug. To be safe, we don't leave anything on.....

    Those look awesome though, I saw those when I was browsing horse.com...
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    As an FYI, an electrician can easily change out existing outlets to GFCIs. It's not terribly expensive, and it's definitely worth it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by naters View Post
    Those look awesome though, I saw those when I was browsing horse.com...
    and cheaper at Jeffers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaxxton View Post
    As an FYI, an electrician can easily change out existing outlets to GFCIs. It's not terribly expensive, and it's definitely worth it.

    Landlord wont allow any "improvements".
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    Quote Originally Posted by naters View Post
    Landlord wont allow any "improvements".
    Ah, yes, that would be a major roadblock. Sorry!



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    Asking batteries to produce heat is really hard.

    How about insulated bucketholders?
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    Given the trouble I've had with battery life on both my camera and rechargeable drill and clippers in this cold, I can't imagine that a battery water heater would even be feasible.

    The bucket insulators perform the same function.
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