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Little Giant Automatic Waterer Parts?

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The valve on my Little Giant Automatic Waterer has decided to start leaking.  I went out to my coop and stared in disbelief at my waterer failing me. Since I have had the waterer, it has been ole faithful... perfect.  I'm still in a litte bit of shock, but I've tried everything else with it. The valve leaks when the bowl is not even attached. the little pin looks bent. I have no idea how that would've happened.
Anyway, to my question:

Does anyone know where I can get a valve replacement part that doesn't have exorbitant shipping?  I found them at Cutler Supply. The valve was $0.95.  I thought, Great!  Then I looked at shipping.... they wanted nearly $8!   I'd rather buy a whole new waterer out of spite, then spend that much to ship something so small. hu

post #2 of 9

Some use a "Schrader" valve, which is the same as the valve in a tire.

Maybe an auto parts place would have one that will fit

http://www.cheapbikeparts360.com/images/b/10002.jpg


Edited by Bear Foot Farm - 7/5/11 at 1:44pm
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http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/automatic_water_bowls.html
Not
sure what the shipping is. I ordered a post from them that Miller MFG. refused to send me to make mine (brand new) work.

 

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That's the same Schrader valve as in a tire, and you can find them lots of places locally

Any auto parts store should have them, and you may need a tool to install it:

http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/images/global/4g/4g30_valve_tool_thumb_main_popup.jpg

http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/images/global/4y/4yv_replacement_valve_thumb_main_popup.jpg


Edited by Bear Foot Farm - 7/6/11 at 1:06am
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Thread Starter 

Thanks so much!! I'm going to go check out the auto store today. I REALLY appreciate your help! big_smile

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

I was able to find a valve tool and FOUR new valves in the auto section at wal-mart for $1.85
What a cheap fix!  Thanks, especially to Bear Foot Farm, for the tire heads up

post #7 of 9

Thanks, especially to Bear Foot Farm, for the tire heads up


You're most welcome, Ma'am!
smile
Glad it worked out

post #8 of 9

Just came across this when mine started leaking. Will be going to the auto parts!!

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Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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post #9 of 9

I have one leaking, and one not filling.  Nothing like having a soaked floor and bedding and nothing for the chickies to drink.

 

How well did the replacement work out for you guys? 

 

CG

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