Auto pvc gravity feeder clogging

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TalkingFlockMop, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. TalkingFlockMop

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    I have a feeder that gets clogged and it doesn't go to the end of the pipe and the base pipe is less than 1 foot long. I have a 5 foot pipe that feeds into a 90 and into the feeder but the food only comes out by 2 inches. Any solution?
     
  2. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried putting it at a slight angle?
     
  3. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We tried every angle and the feed wouldn't flow. I think unless your feed pipe is straight down to the opening it won't work !!we set one up in the garage and it worked one day and not the next!!
     
  4. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know problems with U and L shapes are common as gravity only pulls the feed down not across, but I heard minor tilting fixed that.

    Personally my feeder is hooked shaped... Never had a problem. I've also her of problems with funnelling into smaller pipes...
     
  5. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have a picture???
     
  6. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of mine or the problem step ups?
     
  7. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I have the problem one in my garage!!! I want to see one that works before we waste all this expensive pvc!!!
     
  8. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one I had setup is installed and hard to photograph fully, the one photographed is my water one which still needs the end cap installed and the cups put on but they are the same design. Simple fish hooks, feed fills to about an inch off the top of the opening, which even my little chicks can already reach and it keeps them from scooping it off and putting it everywhere.

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  9. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my six chicks are fully grown I'll probably install a second however currently four can eat from it at once, I expect that will drop to two as they grow though.

    Meanwhile where are you getting your pvc, the total cost for both my feeder and drinker with all the attachments and end caps and silicone sealant was only 20 bucks... Less I think.
     
  10. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or are you trying one of those multi pipe monstrosities? As I've said from what I've read people often have trouble which angle changes and funnel pipes, gravity only works so well.
     

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