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Farm Innovators Heated Base

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The Farm Innovators Heated Base is a heated base for metal poultry waterers.

  • Keeps water from freezing during the winter down to 10° F
  • Thermostatically controlled to work automatically
  • 125W heater

Specification Description
Brand: Farm Innovators
Product Type: Chicken Heating
Mount Style: Floor/Ground Mount
Package Height: 16-1/2 in.
Package Weight: 4.5 lb.
Package Width: 4-1/4 in.
Poultry: Yes
Product Material: Aluminum
Product Weight: 4.5 lb.
Product Width: 16-1/2 in.
Product Height: 16-1/2 in.
Product Length: 17 in.
Power Type: Electric
Warranty: 1-Year Limited
Package Length: 17 in.
Manufacturer Part Number HP-125
Farm Innovators Heated Base is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very satisfied. I bought this before the cold weather hit. Thermostat control works great. Worth the investment.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recently purchased this at TSC and it works great. This product is usually hard to find as the cold weather arrives but TSC had it available. Works great
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Indoor use only?! I'd had my eye on this heated base for several months and finally bought it only to be disappointed. The packaging states that it is for outdoor use (under cover, protected from the elements) but the sticker on the base clearly states it is only for indoor use. Additionally, another label on the base warns users not to use an extension cord to power the unit. Well, I took it right back for a refund.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I got it right before the last freeze & didn’t have to worry about the chickens water. Worked like a charm!
Date published: 2018-02-02
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Will it get hot enough to set my shavings on fire in the coop ?

Asked by: svc farms
It will not.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2016-12-20

how long is the cord?

Asked by: PTchix
Approximately 3 ft.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2016-12-20

does this work in outdoor setting? no get wet- really? it is under the water an animals do not know to keep dry.

Asked by: goat4God
Yes, works outside. The reference to getting wet applies more to submerging in water, which won't happen with this. It's fine to use as intended with a double wall metal poultry fount.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2017-11-09

Can I use this with a thick rubber hog feeder dish? I can't flip the usual water dishes because it's too heavy so just have the rubber dish. Also, how do you keep the chickens from pecking at the cord?

Asked by: tweetzone86
The Heated Based is designed for use with metal waterers so we wouldn't recommend use with rubber feeder dish. May want to use the metal feeder pan/dish instead. That would work. Also, you can get some PVC pipe and route the cord through the pipe to keep the chickens from pecking at it.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2018-11-05

Can I use an extension cord with this? The directions say not to.

Asked by: DZW1
We are required by UL to put this statement on our instructions. While we don't recommend the use of them for both safety reasons and also because they could cause stray voltage or reduce the overall power/wattage output of the deicer, if you absolutely must use one for your application, make sure it's a heavy duty outdoor extension cord (the thicker the better) and we also recommend the use of our Cord Connect water-tight cord lock which will keep the cords from pulling apart as well as keep the connect dry. The Cord Connect is TSC Sku #1042639
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2018-11-08

How many amps does the unit pull

Asked by: 88robk
1.04 amps.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2017-09-03

does this melt plastic water feeders

Asked by: JimBay
It is designed for metal feeders only. It will likely compromise the integrity of plastic.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2017-11-11

Can I use it for ducks? The instructions say not to get it wet and the ducks will spill some water.

Asked by: quack
As long as you put a metal pan on it, should be fine for your ducks. And the bottom is covered so there shouldn't be any issues with wetness. Good luck.
Answered by: Farm Innovators
Date published: 2017-11-08
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