Water flowed in below-zero temperatures.
by Lee Foley
The Thermo-Hose has a thermostat.
We've always said don't mix horses, electric and water, which is why we pass on electric buckets and water-trough heaters. These devices involve the horse, and no matter how safe or "untouchable" the electric portion may be, we worry that a persistent horse may get to it. However, if the horse is eliminated from the equation, like with a heated water hose, we'll try it.
We used the Thermo-Hose from K&H Manufacturing during a frigid Northeast winter. Temperatures dipped to below zero on many nights, but our Thermo-Hose never failed.
Available in 20-, 40- and 60-foot lengths, the hose has a thermostat that turns itself on and off, as necessary, to keep the water in the hose from freezing. it's designed to turn itself on when the outside temperature falls below freezing. It heats to just above freezing.
We plugged the hose in 20 minutes or so before use (instructions say 5 to 30 minutes), which was easy to do with all...