Joel Espe is a regional Rep for Jug Waterers if you have any questions please feel free to contact him!
Animals Easily Adapt to the JUG Waterer
With the JUG, animals can see and smell clean, fresh water. They do not have to learn to lift flaps or push balls and floats out of the way to get a drink. An internal, pilot-operated float valve which is adjustable from the outside of the JUG, automatically keeps the water at the determined level.
Thermal energy, Not electric energy
The “Draw Tube” is really three tubes. Two copper and one CPVC. As the water gets cold in the drinking bowl, it becomes heavier and sinks down the CPVC tube forcing the warm tank water up the copper tubes into the drinking bowl. This keeps the water in the bowl from freezing by slowly circulating it and replenishing it with warmer water from the bottom of the reservoir.
Features of the JUG
External Adjustment Screw JUG
JUG Livestock Waterers have an external adjustment screw. Simply turn the screw with a coin or screwdriver. It is not necessary to remove the lid to raise the water level in the drinking bowl. When the animals know the JUG is their drinking station, return the water to its lower operating level to minimize the amount of water exposed to the weather.
The JUG has an inspection cover that can be easily removed for inspection and service to the float valve.
External Drain Plug
The External Drain Plug allows easy draining of the water from the JUG tank. The JUG’s design keeps the water free from feed or hay, but most water has iron bacteria which will leave a residue in the tank over time. It is therefore wise to drain the tank periodically.
In addition, the copper tubes are designed with a large surface area in the Feed Trap. Since copper is an excellent heat conductor, heat is transferred from the tank water to the trap area through the copper tube walls.
For Energy Free Models in marginal climates, you need enough animals drinking to keep water in the tank warm enough to provide heat energy (At least 15 head per drinking bowl.) Otherwise a small 65-watt heater may be added to make the JUG Energy Efficient. In either case it is primarily thermal energy, not electrical energy keeping the water fresh and at a constant temperature, summer and winter. The average electrical cost for a JUG Livestock Waterer is $10.00 for the Entire Sea-son.
The Jug is super insulated with urethane foam to conserve heat loss, and is very reliable in extreme cold and wind chills.
It’s like a Thermos JUG.