Ritchie Thermal Tubes provide the ultimate in added waterline protection. While they are considered an optional accessory to your installation, some sort of riser tube will need to be used to prevent frost from carrying over to your waterline. Why not use our fully insulated Thermal Tubes.
Waterlines should always be buried at least 1 foot below your frost line. Ritchie Thermal Tubes are available in a variety of lengths to accommodate your bury depth. Available in a 1 foot top, 2 foot top and 2 foot extension and 4 foot sizes.
Ritchie Thermal tubes provide 2 inches of fully sealed insulation which will help maintain a warmer temperature in the air surrounding your waterline. Studies have shown that ground temperature is not significant enough to provide adequate freeze protection to your line or your waterer. Allowing the warm water to provide the additional warmth inside the insulated tube will assist with performance of your waterer.
Use the 1 foot thermal tube for shallow frost lines or to combine with the 2 foot extension to accommodate any waterline depth.
Use the 2 foot thermal tube for shallow frost lines or combine with the 2 foot extension to accommodate any waterline depth.
Combine the 2 foot extension with other thermal tube lengths to accommodate any waterline depth.
Use the 4 foot thermal tube for deep frost lines or combine with the 2 foot extension for deeper waterlines.