I have a plastic waterer in my coop. I purchased a galvanized double wall fountain (that's what they are called) waterer for the run. I really like to clear up floor space, so I wanted to hang it by a chain and not set it up on cement blocks. I realized it did not have a narrow spot in the handle to keep it centered on a chain link (unlike the plastic waterer). Without that "spot", it would shift to one side or the other and spill.
I took a chain link, (the kind that screws open and closed in this case) and got some JB Weld from the workbench. JB Weld is basically a 2 part epoxy with metal. I "welded" the link in place (perfect center of the handle). Now the fountain can be hung, and the attached chain stays centered. note: to keep the link in place while the epoxy is setting up, simply hang the fountain on the chain in the correct position.
Of course if you have a "real" welder, you can always spot weld a link in the center.
I can't understand why the handle on the fountain is made that way. The galvanized feeder (same brand) has an indentation in the handle to keep it centered.
Edited by will hunt for food - 7/16/09 at 4:05am