ddd75 wrote:ChrisB wrote:I have had a mirafount for just over 20 years I believe and have never touched it other than cleaning. It has the balls on it like Jeanne's but I take them out in the summer.
The thing I keep reading about Cobett's is how easy they are to get the ice out so cows can drink. I personally would rather have something that won't ice up in the first place.
Every automatic I've encounter has froze up without a heater.
My neighbors all have ritchies and mirafounts.. all one big block of ice w/o a heater.
Sorry, should have mentioned that both my waterer's have heaters. I would never install one without unless there was no way to get electricity to it.