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post #11 of 25
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So you used a paddle bit (I've always called it a spade bit so it took me a minute to figure out what you meant) on a plastic bucket? I asked dh and he thought a standard spiral bit would work better. I don't want it to auto fill but I'll take a look-maybe I can use the same idea for just a regular pipe in a bucket. I don't have a faucet near the chickens to hook it up to.

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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by gale65 View Post

I am looking at these bulkheads and uniseals now and they all require at least a 1-1/4" hole drilled. Is there an option where we can use just a 1/2" or 3/4" hole? I don't want to buy an expensive hole saw bit just for this one project.


If you mark the  diameter of the hole you need and drill multiple holes with a small bit (i.e., 1/4") just inside the line, you can cut between the holes using a sharp utility knife and a little patience. Some emery cloth or a half-round file will clean up any irregularities.

post #13 of 25

Just visit your local home brew store or go online. You can get a food grade bucket with a spigot or you can just buy the spigot by itself. :)

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post #14 of 25

yup , Home Brew Shop is the best, they have kits for putting spiggots on kettles

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post #15 of 25
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yup , Home Brew Shop is the best, they have kits for putting spiggots on kettles


 

Nice brewing setup BTW. I'm using some large coolers I converted into a mash tun and lauterer. 

 

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post #16 of 25

coolers work great i just hate sparging in coolers tho so i went all out with the Brutis set up. its not complete yet but it will be all automatic PLC programed when complete.

 

as for the fitting for the bucket look at this it should work perfect for ya

 

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_82_89&products_id=12186

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post #17 of 25
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I looked at the brew buckets online (no local shop here-there's no businesses at all in our town other than the feed store) and the spigot doesn't look like the type that a hose screws on. I don't want to use a push on type tube or anything because one reason we're putting this together is for when we're on vacation this summer and will only have someone to come check on the chooks once or twice a day.

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post #18 of 25

they make hose connectors that screw rite into the ball valves, lowes and home depot have them, the ball valve threads are 1/2" pipe


Edited by BrokeDbrew - 3/26/12 at 8:58pm

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post #19 of 25
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The ones I saw on amazon, which have the bucket and spigot already together, look like the spigot is made of plastic. It doesn't look like the separate spigot you posted. They look like this spigot (which is separate but it looks like the same one) which to me, looks plastic and non threaded.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0064OE2NM/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1331294958&sr=8-1

Even if it's threaded, I don't want a plastic spigot. I want a metal one.

Is there a place to buy a bucket with the spigot on it where the spigot is metal and threaded?

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post #20 of 25

wondering if a food grade bucket - size of your choice - wouldn't work well for you? FarmTek has nipples which are inexpensive and easily screw into pre-drilled holes in the bottom of your bucket. You just hang the bucket. The water stays clean. In winter, you can hang a hard wired bird bath heater in the bucket (running cord through a hole you cut in the top of the bucket), and the water won't freeze (neither will the nipples).

 

http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/prod1;ft1_poultry_equipment-ft1_poultry_watering_systems-ft1_hoses_nipples;pgwc1030.html

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