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Anyone had luck using PEX to rig watering systems? I want to use PEX in lieu of PVC as PEX will not rupture when frozen. I'm particularly interested in seeing how nipples/cups are fixed into the pipe. Thanks!

 

Of could I wouldn't intentionally let my water freeze, but in the event of a power outage, heat bulb burnout, etc, I want to avoid the potential flooding problems before they happen.

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Should work, experiment on a scrap with drilling hole then threading nipple/cup in.

Never actually worked with pex before, it's softer than pvc?

With pvc you'd want to cut the threads with a NPT tap or use 1/8" NPT fittings(can you buy pex fittings?).

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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