Waterers are constructed of heavy gauge galvanized steel with rolled edges for safety. Features arched inner handles for added strength. Brass valves and rubber seals produce a positive water shut-off. Seams tested to prevent leaks.Also feature locking pin
Pros - Easy to carry inner and outer handles. Sturdy, easy to refill
Cons - Flow valve doesn't properly seal
Though this waterer is a lot sturdier and easier to refill than those plastic things, I seem to go through water MUCH quicker, because the valve doesn't properly seal.
For instance, I have a flock of 8 birds that use this particular waterer. I have another flock of 16 birds that use a plastic one that holds twice as much. You would think that I would be refilling water at about the same rate, because the amount of water per bird is the same.
However, I go through water twice as fast, almost having to refill it daily, with just 8 birds. When they used the plastic one, I filled it once a week.
Not sure if there is a replacement piece that would fix issue or not.
Have one of these and it won't hold water. Built a small level pad for it and it still flows over the edge until empty. Guessing there is a hole somewhere that is keeping it from holding a vacuum but I can't find it.