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Will a bottle of salt water keep water from freezing?

Asked by Meghan Dodson on September 06, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Home appliances


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I filled a plastic bottle with salt water and put it in a one gallon bucket of water, and left it on the porch. The result: The bottle of salt water had no ice in it at all, however the bucket was nearly frozen solid. So salt water will not freeze in single digit temps, but will not keep waterers from freezing at-all.

How cold is too cold for pigs? 20 degrees below 0 Fahrenheit

How does salt prevent water troughs fromfreezing? An old cowboy trick is to fill milk jugs, or other sealed plastic containers, with salt water and place a few in the stock tank. Saltwater has a lower freezing point than freshwater and tends to stay liquid even in the coldest weather.

How do you make an automatic pig waterer? How to Make a PVC Watering Tube

  1. Cut the 10′ piece of PVC Pipe in half with a hacksaw.
  2. Drill a hole in side of the PVC Pipe about 6″ to 8″ from the bottom.
  3. Glue the 1/2″ Female Pressure Adaptor into the hole you just cut using PVC Cement.
  4. Once dry, thread the pig drinking nipple onto theadapter.