Farm Innovators Bird Bath Heater Selection
Would have been helpful if the recomendation not to use an extension cord had been stated on the description of the product. I am using an outdoor extension cord. This recommendation showed up in the included instructions.
The de-icer appears to be very well made. It is working exactly as described. My only complaint is that when it arrived the instructions recommended that it be used with a specific brand of water resistant outdoor extension cord. I did not see this recommendation anywhere on the Backyard Chirper website. I had to send back another heavy duty outdoor extension cord that I had ordered and then order the one Backyard Chirper recommend. This should be mentioned prominently on the website.
Excellent product!!!! Shuts off when warmer than 40F. About 30 cents a day to run.
I like it and so do the birds. However, every morning I have to go reset the outlet because it's frozen in the morning. Don't know why that happens, it's a new, covered outdoor outlet I don't know that much about that, or if this happens to most people. But, it's worth it to see the birds have water in the wintertime.
We feed and provide water in our birdbaths all year long for our feathered friends. This heater is fantastic. Keeps water around 35-40 degrees even in below zero weather no frozen water anymore. Easy to replace water with unit in birdbath and the birds are not afraid to sit on it and drink or take a warm bath in winter! We have had hours of enjoyment watching them. Excellent product!
If you feed birds in winter, you need to provide water too. This is a superior product: It makes a circle of melted water in a birdbath no matter how low the temperature, even below zero. The only problem is that it works best when you have a plastic liner to your birdbath. Place the heating coil BELOW the liner, and it heats right through. I only unplug it in summers. One unit lasts two or more years.
This heater works as advertised and it was helpful to the smaller birds to have something to stand on after splashing around in the bath.
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