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Ground frost protection to 20 below grade.. Longer units are available…. If you have been considering the Watering Post please don’t wait until the snow is flying. What is the Watering Post? Imagine going through a winter without breaking ice. No float valves to adjust. Never topping off the water tanks again. Fresh year round 50 degree water every time the animal drinks. Never finding, and removing that bloated critter floating around in the livestock tank. No moss or sunken tumble weeds. No open water for mosquitoes to breed in (equine encephalitis, zika virus). All in a device that takes up as much space in the pen as a potted plant. This all adds up to healthier animals and happier people. Your horses and cattle will have fresher water than your house dog. Excellent choice for horse boarders or. With simple, quick disinfection and cleaning. No minimum number of animals, this waterer will stay frost free with just one animal, our none at all. The Watering Post has been in the field for a number of years with. Please scroll down to the. The Watering Post remains frost free in the same manner as the frost free hydrant. By draining all water back below the frost line every time the paddle is released by the animal. Typically less than 1 cup of water is drained back. More water will be wasted to evaporation in an open stock tank. Installation is no more complicated than installing a frost free hydrant. No concrete pad required for installation. Built in shut-off valve makes maintenance very easy. All working parts can be removed, if required, in under a minute with just a standard screwdriver or a coin. Most animals figure it out in a couple hours or less. The mule in the video had it down pat in 5 minutes. Domestic deer have no problems with the Watering Post. Caution, sheep and goats, especially small breeds, seem to struggle. If you intend to use this for sheep or goats contact me. How atmospheric science can effect the health of your livestock. An open stock tank will evaporate around 1/2 inch of water in a 24 hour period during the summer months. That works out to 7.83 or almost 8 gallons per day on a standard 4 foot round stock tank. Of course its no problem to replace the 8 gallons of water every day, which works out to 240 gallons per month, but it is impossible to remove the minerals left behind. When water evaporates only pure H2O is released into the atmosphere leaving behind all the salts and minerals. By the end of the summer the water in the stock tank will become very hard. Hard water is less palatable to the animal so there consumption will be reduced. Hard water can also lead to health problems. The only way to bring the water in the stock tank back to its original softer condition is to completely drain, rinse and refill the stock tank at regular intervals. Of course the rate of evaporation does slow during the winter months but it still continues right up to the point that the tank becomes frozen over. The design of the Watering Post completely eliminates water loss through evaporation. Water wasted to drain back of the Watering Post has been a concern to many prospective customers. Using the 4 foot diameter stock tank with an evaporation loss of 8 gallons daily, and the Watering Post drain back losses, we have calculated that the break even point between water loss from drain back and evaporation is 10 animals per Watering Post. That is to say, if you have less than 10 animals per Watering Post you are actually wasting less water to drain back than you would be to evaporation in an open stock tank. Water supply in the winter is often overlooked and limited. During the winter, when your livestock are not consuming fresh green vegetation, there water requirements will increase. Animals will shy away from water at temperatures of less than 40 or more than 70 degrees. Horses and electricity don’t mix. Your animals performance and general health will decline if not supplied with adequate water requirements. Fact: Disease vectoring animals will not be attracted to the watering post the way they are to open stock tanks. When installed properly, the Watering Post will supply an unlimited amount of clean water at ground temperature (around 50°) year round with out any heat source. The main post is manufactured using 8 ID 5/16.312 wall PVC pipe (well casing). This is a very durable length of pipe and will stand up to kicks and pawing from livestock. The remainder is manufactured entirely from PVC, Brass, EPDM, stainless steel or UV resistant Kydex. The bowl is vacuum formed using heavy Kydex and remains pliable and break proof in sub zero conditions. This bowl it tough.. !! Feel free to step on it, bend it, whatever. The paddle valve is a simple rugged design and has been laboratory tested to a life cycle of over 900,000 cycles. You will receive one 5 foot long Watering Post.. This length will work with ground frost penetration up to 20. Longer Watering Post are available. Please see other listings or contact the shop. Also included is a hard copy of detailed installation and maintenance instructions, spare nylon paddle retainer nuts and grommets. The filter/strainer can be sourced locally if needed. It is just a standard garden hose gasket with strainer. Comparison: What about the Watering Post makes it superior to similar watering systems on the market.. ? The Watering Post has a built in shut off valve for ease of installation and maintenance. Quick and easy maintenance. The Watering Post is hands down the simplest system to maintain. All working parts can be completely removed in a few seconds, without tools, for cleaning or repairs. When the wind chill is 20° below zero time matters.. ! The Watering Post comes with everything you need except the potable water line a hole in the ground and rock for drainage. Concrete pads are not required or recommended for installation. The system does not rely on being perfectly level the way float operated systems do. The Watering Post does not have optional accessories, they are not needed. Others sell optional accessories such as ice protection collars, training paddles, heaters etc.. The Watering Post will work as supplied through the worst winter without additional equipment or special lubrication of hinge points. Small drain field requirement. The Watering Post has been designed to have the least amount of drain back and little to no overflow. 99% of animals don’t like to have there nostrils in the water. The Watering Post bowl is deep enough so that they stop pushing the paddle before it overflows. Also the flow has been regulated down to not provide water faster than an adult horse can drink, to reduce over topping of the bowl. If the bowl does over top it ends up in the rock drain and not on the ground around the Watering Post. When the animal stops pushing the paddle the bowl slowly drains allowing them to drink the last bit of water. Others recommend tires or heavy pipe to protect the system from pawing animals. The Watering Post is made of very heavy duty PVC that will not require any protection from pawing animals. The Watering Post is manufactured in the U. 90 days 100% satisfaction, 1 year on parts.. All repair parts in stock. Love love love the watering post!!! I have it for 7 horses and it is split for three pastures! I’m a Michigander so winters are always a pain pulling frozen hoses in and not to mention the electric bill lets just say… Winter finally broke here in PA and we are ready to install some more watering posts. A little story from this awful winter we just had. We have frost free hydrants in all the deer pens. We have watering posts in 2 of those pens. We had repeated spells of below zero temps with 20-30 below wind chills. We had 3 of our hydrants freeze so hard that they just finally thawed here in the last month!! THE POSTS DID NOT FREEZE!! Gotta tell you we were very impressed. Because of the way a couple of our pens are set up, Josh was going to put Ri–ie waterers in those pens, but because of how impressed we were with the posts in the prolonged sub zero weather we have decided to go with all watering posts! Happy New Year Larry! So nice to not worry about the horses’ water this winter! They are almost maintenance free now, and it’s a good thing because I broke my right arm a few weeks back and still not fully recuperated so John is doing all horse care — and yes he has said several times that the hard work of installing the post is definitely paying off now. BTW, I love the picture of the deer drinking out of the post! We had a few days of sub-zero temperatures (-22) and your watering post did just fine. I have sent a photo of what it looks like at 22 below 0-. Larry I finally was able to get the watering post put in Dec. Today the R—ie fountain was froze up as this picture shows. I have 40 feeders in two lots and the 2 watering post side by side. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Just wanted to thank you for providing such timely updates, and thorough information about the waterer. The package arrived in good shape, and on schedule. We very much appreciate your level of customer service & craftsmanship. I did the e-bay feedback, I expected to have to write a nice review of the post, but e-bay doesn’t do that. Anyway, thank you again. The Watering Post works great. Product is as described. Product is working well. Full illustrated installation manual provided. The contact number in the installation manual will be answered 24-7 if you have any questions at all about the installation or use of the Watering Post. F or sale locally, inventory subject to change without notice.. !!! Thank you for considering the Watering Post. The item “Horse, Cattle Waterer THE WATERING POST, Frost Proof, Simple, Sanitary! 60 inch” is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Agriculture & Forestry\Livestock Supplies\Other Livestock Supplies”. The seller is “63december19″ and is located in Stockton, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.