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Anyone use the 5 gallon top-fill drinker from Harris Farms? (4-H top fill drinker)

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I bought one tonight from TSC,  got it home and the thing just WILL NOT hold water!  There were no instructions, and there was a loose plastic piece that looked similar to a plastic nipple......  I put this piece between the float plate and the bottom drain under the bucket,  with the flat side up.  It just looked like the only place it could go.  It still drains ALL of the water out.

 

Anybody have one of these?  Have you had any problems?  I feel like I am missing something....  It's making me feel kind of like an idiot  :-)

 

 

HELP!!   LOL

 

Thanks!

 

Jeff

Husband to 1 very lucky woman, Father to 2 goofy boys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 8 rabbits, about 65 chickens, 3 cockatiels, 3 tanks full of fish, a tree frog, several hermit crabs, and the unknown critters under the house and in the attic...........
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Husband to 1 very lucky woman, Father to 2 goofy boys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 8 rabbits, about 65 chickens, 3 cockatiels, 3 tanks full of fish, a tree frog, several hermit crabs, and the unknown critters under the house and in the attic...........
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post #2 of 9
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NEVERMIND!!!      I think my idiot-ness has gotten the better of me tonight..... lol

 

 

Jeff

Husband to 1 very lucky woman, Father to 2 goofy boys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 8 rabbits, about 65 chickens, 3 cockatiels, 3 tanks full of fish, a tree frog, several hermit crabs, and the unknown critters under the house and in the attic...........
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Husband to 1 very lucky woman, Father to 2 goofy boys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 8 rabbits, about 65 chickens, 3 cockatiels, 3 tanks full of fish, a tree frog, several hermit crabs, and the unknown critters under the house and in the attic...........
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BTW......  just a word about their customer service......  THEY ARE AWESOME!   I sent them an email Sunday night,  fully expecting it to take a day or two before someone got back with me.  NOPE!  I had an answer to my email within an hour....  on a Sunday night!

 

Harris Farms makes these, as well as a wide selection of poultry feeders, waterers, and accessories.  They are available through Tractor Supply and most farm stores.

 

Thanks, Guys, for the great customer service!

 

Jeff

Husband to 1 very lucky woman, Father to 2 goofy boys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 8 rabbits, about 65 chickens, 3 cockatiels, 3 tanks full of fish, a tree frog, several hermit crabs, and the unknown critters under the house and in the attic...........
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Husband to 1 very lucky woman, Father to 2 goofy boys, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 8 rabbits, about 65 chickens, 3 cockatiels, 3 tanks full of fish, a tree frog, several hermit crabs, and the unknown critters under the house and in the attic...........
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post #4 of 9

I have 3!! Love them!!! Have several flocks and will be having one for each flock soon!!wee.gif

Human kids are grown and on their own. 3 large fowl  flocks, black copper Marans, Lite Brahmas, EEs 1 dog, a cat  and the worlds best husband!!
Life is what you make of it.  Make your fabulous!!! 
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Human kids are grown and on their own. 3 large fowl  flocks, black copper Marans, Lite Brahmas, EEs 1 dog, a cat  and the worlds best husband!!
Life is what you make of it.  Make your fabulous!!! 
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post #5 of 9

I am thinking of ordering one of these online and have two questions:

 

- Can they be hung from a chain inside the coop and still function? I saw on one review that they don't work correctly when they are hung because the weight of the 5 gallons bends the bucket.

 

- Can you see the level of water from the outside? We have a galvanized waterer right now and it is hard to gauge how much water is left so that my chickens sometimes end up going a day without until I notice.

~Sarah~
Beautiful Blue and Black Mottled Bantam Cochins

https://www.facebook.com/CozyCochinCottage

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~Sarah~
Beautiful Blue and Black Mottled Bantam Cochins

https://www.facebook.com/CozyCochinCottage

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post #6 of 9

I HATED THAT THING AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I couldn't get it to stop leaking either. I even had a level out to make sure it was in a level area. No dice. Drove me nuts so I ended up returning it.

Loving my poultry. Have Guineas as well!

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Loving my poultry. Have Guineas as well!

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post #7 of 9

Thanks, I will take your advice and steer clear of this one then.

~Sarah~
Beautiful Blue and Black Mottled Bantam Cochins

https://www.facebook.com/CozyCochinCottage

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~Sarah~
Beautiful Blue and Black Mottled Bantam Cochins

https://www.facebook.com/CozyCochinCottage

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post #8 of 9
I have 2 of these and love them. Had the leakage problem with one at first but followed the diagram on the back to get the little float back in place and no more problems. I want to buy 2 more-have several other kinds of waterers but like these the best.
post #9 of 9

Would you be willing to share the tips that you received from Harris Farms?  I just purchased one and it leaks like a seive!  I've considered returning it, but felt like I should do a little research before doing so to see if I'm doing something wrong.

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