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3 Gal plastic waterer.......

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

  1. poodlepill

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

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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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