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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by poodlepill, May 7, 2011.

  1. poodlepill

    poodlepill Songster

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    I bought the plastic 3 gal waterer, you know its the orang-ish red pan is 6 sided and the white plastic jug. Anyway, I cant get that thing to stay full, I tried burping it and all but the water just slowly fills and pours out over the day.

    Is there a trick to it, I am hating on it right now
     

  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    If it has a screw on top with an "O" ring, make sure the ring is CLEAN, and put a little Vaseline or vegetable oil on it before you put the lid back on.

    Water can only leak out if air is leaking IN
     
  3. poodlepill

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    Quote:Thanks for the reply, will just putting some lube on the O ring really make the difference? its brand new. I will certainly try it.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    will just putting some lube on the O ring really make the difference?

    Most of the time that's the entire problem

    You also have to make sure the lid is on tight enough​
     

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