There are four basic models: A models, AB models, AF Models and ABF Models. Units come with SS cap, Edstrom hog valves for all outlets and the proper heating element. Thermostats are sold separately as they can control more than one unit, depending upon the wiring.
The A models have two outlets, 3″ from the top and length is from the outlet to the water supply inlet (1/2″ MPT).
The AB models have 4 outlets total. Two at the top and two more 10″ lower. Length is from the TOP outlet to the water supply inlet (1/2″ MPT).
The AF Models have 4 outlets at ONE height, 3″ from the top and length is from the outlet to the water supply inlet (1/2″ MPT).
The ABF Models have 8 outlets. Four at the top and 4 more 10” lower. Length is from the TOP outlet to the water supply inlet (1/2″ MPT).
The Freeze Guard Post waterer was the original agricultural product line of Noland Manufacturing. It has been a favorite of hog farmers since 1975. I first used the product on my 4-H and FFA swine project in 1977 on our farm in Marshall County, Iowa.
The Freeze Guard has a low wattage heating element in it, controlled by an air sensitive thermostat to use a bare minimum of electricity each winter. A common set up is a series of Freeze Guards watering a complete “Cargill” style finishing floor.
The Freeze Guard is an ideal hog waterer in outdoor confinement systems with minimal water waste. The Freeze Guard can also be used to water sheep, goats and even dogs.
The typical installation is in a fence line. The model shown is an AB model that has two nipple heights 10″ apart. This allows younger pigs to use the fountain from weaning all the way to market.
Watering Sheep or Goats
The Freeze Guard can also be used to water sheep and goats. We recommend using the Edstrom Trainer nipple when watering sheep and goats with a Freeze Guard.
Freeze Guard Parts
The most common replacement parts for the Freeze Guard are heaters and the thermostat.