Chicken Watering System For Less Than $40

  1. Rich386
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    NEVER HAVE TO WATER YOUR GIRLS AGAIN!!!!
    WATERING SYSTEM FOR LESS THAN $40.00!!!
    This is the best gravity fed watering system ever. I have had this working for two years never a problem! Never cleaned and clean as day one.
    Another great feature is to medicate the girls I just add it to the tank. I will try to explain how but the pictures tell all.

    Parts: USED TOILET TANK WITH FLOAT ASSEMBLY
    free if you can find it on the curb or at local plumber
    ONE 3/4" PVC SLIP TO GARDEN HOSE FITTING
    about $1.00
    ONE WASH MACHINE FEED HOSE
    found at the local small apliance repair FREE
    PVC FITTINGS TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE OUTLET TO 3/4" ( DEPENDS ON YOUR TANK AS TO WHAT SIZES YOU NEED )
    mine was about $4.00 at lowes
    1 STICK OF 3/4" PVC
    about $3.00
    A FEW PVC T 3/4" SLIP TO 1/2 THREAD ( AS MENY AS YOU WANT NIPPLES )
    $1.00 ea at lowes
    REDUCERS FROM 1/2" THREAD TO 1/8" THREAD ( TO ACOMIDATE DRIP NIPPLES )
    I used brass VERY costly $2.00 ea
    POOL NOODLES TO COVER 3/4" PVC PIPE ( USE AS INSOLATION )
    $1.00 ea at dollar store
    ONE PVC CAP
    $1.00
    DRIP NIPPLES ( AS MENY AS YOU WANT
    10 for $10.00 on EBAY

    This is a gravity fed system so hang the tank above the nipples.
    Connect the water feed to the float assembly.
    The next step is the hardest you will have to fumble through fittings to get the fittings you need. I had to make a 2 washers and used a large slip to thread coupling. I sandwitched the tank opening between the washers. I installed the thread end toward the inside of the tank put on a nut and tighten.From here it is just a matter of reducing the flush opening to 3/4".
    Reduce the size of the flush outlet to 3/4"
    Connect the flush outlet to the 3/4" PVC with the washer hose.
    Cut and connect 3/4" slip to 1/2 T where you want the nipples.
    Install 3/4" to 1/8" reducer and install nipples.
    Use the PVC cap at the end of your run.
    Slice the pool noodles down the side and slip over the 3/4" pipe to insolate.

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  1. rendezvous1838
    I love the look of it. It matches my 4" PVC feeder. I guess I am a natural born plumber.
  2. cknkids
    I love the recycling of the toilet tank. Just have to decide if I can stand to look at it. I guess I can always cover it.

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