Edited by lynnehd - 6/22/15 at 9:04pm
My PVC "True Auto" Waterer - Page 5
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I set up a less complex system with the same premise and in about 2 months I had black mold growing on the pvc.....do you add anything to keep this from happening?
You can see it in the back of the coop in this picture.....it is an 18 gallon tote with pvc gravity feeding 8 nipples.
I suppose that yours is better due to fresh flow of water? Meaning, no water stays.
And thank you for posting this. Someone had posted one similar to this and they had removed the post. I was relieved to have found this.
We built this waterer this weekend and we didn't have quite the luck others did. We grabbed 3/4 schedule 40 PVC pipe not realizing the original design used thin walled PVC pipe and we had a devil of a time threading the nipples in. We have 7 other nipple waterers, both horizontal and vertical and none of them leak, but every last nipple on this waterer leaked.
We had plenty of other - user caused trouble. All in all, I love the design, if I could stop making mistakes and get it right. In the meantime, my broilers are getting wet heads when they drink.