I was referred here by a friend when I told her my problem and she said I should ask online.
I recently purchased some plastic nipple feeders that I can screw into the bottom of a bucket and let my chickens drink from. This is all great but Algae builds up in the bucket and needs to be cleaned often because the algae will get in the nipples and then clogged them up...And my idea was to take these nipples out of the buckets and screw them into my irrigation PVC hose and the algae wont grow because no light can get to the water...
So I have a water pressure issue. What I have is this water source creek (have water right to it) for irrigation and livestock use. It generally pumps out 55 gallons per minute into my pond with a 1" hose. If I back it up the pressure gets astronomical (100 PSI or higher I think) and can blow out the hose connections if the pressure isn't release. So I usually have any excess pressure released by going into the pond. But if I close off the pond release I can turn on 6-8 water sprinklers and it runs without issue.
What I want to do is hook it up to this water source, but even with sprinklers going, the pressure is still way too high. It nearly blows the nipples out of the PVC, as well prevents the nipples from dripping water. The water comes out of the nipples like a pressure washer! It'd probably blind my chickens if they ever got it open!
So I don't know very much about pressure regulators, and I'm on a budget of $70 or less. What I've found are these Senniger regulators. The lowest one will bring my pressure to 10PSI, and I wanted to ask here if that is still too much pressure and if I should try and get it lower? Or will that be about right for what I want to do?
Hopefully someone has come across this problem before and has the answer. Thank you in advance.