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post #11 of 18

Do yourself a favor and use these.

Uniseals, I read about them here and have 3 buckets using them now.  No sealant, o rings or leaks.  Made to install easy and quick.  I use the 1/2" wiith schedule 40 PVC

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/1-2-uniseal-bulkhead-alternative.html

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Getting eggs. I'm really digging this chicken thing!  3 Red Sex-Links, 4 Ameraucanas, 2 BO, 2 SLW, 2 Austrolorps,  Beagle, Cat, Chinchillas and Sugar Gliders.

 

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I'm the Chick, Dad is the Smokin(BBQ that is).
Getting eggs. I'm really digging this chicken thing!  3 Red Sex-Links, 4 Ameraucanas, 2 BO, 2 SLW, 2 Austrolorps,  Beagle, Cat, Chinchillas and Sugar Gliders.

 

26 CX Chilling in camp!

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post #12 of 18
Those are awesome....I dont need any but I gotta have a couple for some reason..lol Thanks for info
post #13 of 18

Yes thank you very Much ...

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post #14 of 18

Wow!  Way more complicated than what I did.  I just drilled holes in the bottom of the 5 gal bucket, screwed in the nipples, and hung them up.  Three buckets provide ample water for 20 chickens and no leaks.

post #15 of 18

 

Here is my set up but its much the same as some shown.


Edited by jjdward - 3/28/13 at 6:32pm

Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
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Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by intarsia1 View Post

Wow!  Way more complicated than what I did.  I just drilled holes in the bottom of the 5 gal bucket, screwed in the nipples, and hung them up.  Three buckets provide ample water for 20 chickens and no leaks.


I started out that way but since I don't have a hose down at my coop, I have to take my bucket to the hose. With the nipples are on the bucket, you can't sit it down to fill it. Of course I had to waste a good bucket to find that out!!!! lol

Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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post #17 of 18

It appears that you are using O rings when you should use washers. These sizes are what I used you can adjust to suit yourself. To get from your supply to the nipple run a PVC 3/4" thread to tubing. Rubber washers in and out with plastic nut found in the el. dept. On the nipple side a PVC 3/4" tubing to slip fitting. 

To keep it from freezing I added a Little Giant Fountain Pump. Found at Lowe's $12.00. The water circulates from the bottom run and back to the supply. The pictures were taken before I installed the pump but you get the idea.

 

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post #18 of 18
Woah these are amazing! I need to make one but I don't know which design works the best
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