Thursday, February 07, 2019

Heat For The Hummingbird Feeder

Now that we have some rather cold weather, a lot of people on local FB pages were wondering how others keep their feeders from freezing. 
We have done something different every year, so this is this years. 
I think this may be a keeper. 
Already have.
1. Outdoor table. 
2. PVC pipe "stand" created for the summer umbrella, to make it higher.
3. Tin paint can re-purposed for the 3rd time.
4. Ceramic light bulb socket-thing, wired into a wall socket box, with a heavy electric cord and plug. Probably re-purposed also, like from an extinct appliance.
5. Scrap of wood.
6. Another section of PVC pipe and a 'join' to add even more height to the pipe.
7.  75 watt incandescent light bulb. First try. 
7.2.  40 watt bulb to see if that will work. Nope, not enough heat.
[Love LED, but no heat output for this purpose.]
8. Piece of tin foil to cover the bulb, that got all sticky anyway when I put the feeder back up.

I would re-purpose a floor lamp if I didn't have a husband who decided to use the table already outside. 

So there you have it. 

1 comment:

  1. Some people here taped hand warmer packets to the underside of the feeder.