Always have fresh water available in the winter in your horse's stall or anywhere you place his water bucket or pail. A true "farm essential", this bucket heater is thermostatically controlled and safe to use in any bucket or pail. Powerful design equals the performance of expensive, higher wattage de-icers. Its all-in-one design includes a protective cage over the heating element, so there's no additional expense of a shroud or cage. The unique cage protects the heater to keep it from chew damage. The ingenious, included Cord Clip secures the heater to the edge of the bucket or pail every time, which also prevents chewing, or removal of the de-icer from the bucket. Power cord has unique adjustable cord-guarding sleeve on outside to prohibit chewing. When it comes to fresh water, K&H Ultimate Bucket Heater is the choice that makes sense. For larger stock tank de-icers, please see our other line of
Includes free 6-1/2" x 3" cord safety clip. 8" diameter x 4" thick. 65" power cord.
Care and Maintenance of your Ultimate Bucket Heater:
Occasionally inspect your Ultimate Bucket Heater for proper placement and to ensure there is not excessive mineral build-up on the heating element. Mineral build-up will look like a whitish scaly material on the heater. If you see the heating element has mineral build-up, unplug the de-icer from the GFCI outlet. Allow 1 minute before removing the de-icer from the water to ensure it is cool to the touch. Locate the 4 push buttons around the sides of the housing. Push one at a time to detach the top from the bottom housing. When you have the bottom housing with the exposed heater, thread the cord back through the housing so it hangs freely from the heater. This will allow you to unscrew the heater from the housing. After unscrewing the heater from the housing, wipe the heating element with a wet or damp cloth to remove the scale build-up. If the build-up is stubborn, a commercially available lime and mineral deposit removing liquid can be used. This can be placed into a shallow container and the heating element can be placed into the lime removing liquid until it is clean. Only the heating element portion of the heater should be submersed into a cleaning fluid. After cleaning, re-install the heating element back into the housing by screwing it in and threading the cord back through so it exits out the bottom of the housing. Snap the top protective housing back on by properly lining up the push buttons to the holes in the bottom housing.
Storing your Ultimate Bucket Heater:
After the winter season, always unplug your Ultimate Bucket Heater and remove from the bucket or pail. Make sure your heater is dry and properly cleaned before storing it away in a dry, safe place, out of direct sunlight and away from work areas where it may become damaged. For re-installation, always carefully inspect your Ultimate Bucket Heater before plugging it in. Inspect the cord, the housing, plug and heating element for damage. If you see any cracking of the cord or other damage, DO NOT USE!