Auto Bucket Cup Water Plans and Part List

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seattlehens83, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. seattlehens83

    seattlehens83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I said a while ago that I would try and put some plans up (OP: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=580638 ).

    Here they are:

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    Notes:

    Part 1: This part you want to get in electrical PVC. That means that it will be grey and not white. This will just mean that the threads are striaght and not tapered.

    Parts 4 and 6: Just regular Schedule 40 1/2 inch PVC. Used Schedule 40 for more strength.

    Got all the parts from Home Depot. The scan of this didnt really come out that well. My edition of Solidworks is a student copy as you can see on the print and I cant make PDF's.

    Colin
     
  2. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY NICE! Always looking for alternatives to the bulkhead transition.
     
  3. j3707

    j3707 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slick! Thanks for posting.
     
  4. Pocket Money Poultry Farm

    Pocket Money Poultry Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very ingenious idea. I’ve never seen the water cups for sale in my area. I’ll have to do a google on them.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Cutler Supply has 5 cups for $12.60 ( Click Here )

    Chris
     
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  6. seattlehens83

    seattlehens83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Think I got mine from beaktime.com but can't remember exactly.

    Oh and there are a few different ways to get a around the bulkhead transition. I just went to home depot and walked around the PVC plumbing and electrical isles till I figured something out.

    I just made this cause I didnt really have the wall space to mount the cups in my coop and also I can take it completly out to clean or refill.
     

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