Rain barrel has frozen water
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Frozen Rain Barrel Hack: Pond Heater! We fed a 300 gal. plastic pond from the rain barrel and to gal. jugs for other outside watering needs. Pond gave up the 12 year fight against gravity. We live on a large mound of whatever they took out of a coal mine 120 years ago. Everything up here wants to settle down there. Over time enough has moved to cause the Pond to fold in half, upon itself. Pond cracked, fish came in for the winter. The barrel is the last thing we put away off the deck. When the awning was up everything was fine, water was wet. Last thing I did two days ago was roll away the awning. Yesterday water barrel frozen-SOLiD! Today I put the pound heater on the ice and watched it melt through the ice. 1.5 hrs. later and we have good drips out the spigot. Hose was brought in the house to warm up and it will drain off the deck. Hope you got a water bowl or bucket heater, under $20.00 Tractor Supply. Good luck.