Auto Watering device isn't working

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rosco, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this doesn't refill. is there an adjustment that should be made?

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  2. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do these things work?

    i bent the yellow bulb thing up and still it won't refill. what are these called? or a link to the mfg who might have some advice?
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Is it a float valve on it? Is there enough pressure in your water line?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Never used one but the yellow thing should float and shut off water when the cup is filled. For some reason, water is not flowing into the cups.
     
  5. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i'd guess there is enough pressure on it. when i depress the float valve (thanks for the term by the way) the water blows out as if it were under pressure.

    but this gives me an idea. THX
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Aren't some of those designed for LOW PRESSURE operation?
     
  7. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes, the yellow thing is not floating so it is holding the water pressure back. i need to take it apart.
     
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  8. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't see how this is to work: [​IMG]

    i've disassembled the cup/float unit. i believe that the water level pushes the yellow float up while it is full, thus sealing the supply valve. when the water drops, the float lowers, opening the supply valve and water leaks in.

    the float is not sensitive enough to handle this. the spring & bouyancy of the float combined will not be moved by difference in water level.

    i'm missing something here. many people love these things.

    so far, i do not recommend this unit to another BYC'er. and if one is bought, buy it from a store or person who takes refunds w/o questions. the plastic pieces are so flimsy it is a good chance you get the unit cracked. but you won't know this until it is hooked up and has water pressure.
     
  10. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quite simply, i will not recommend buying these things. but trying them out for a few days before paying for them. junkers

    i saw a person who had a toilet flush control system for a float system. i'm going to try this to provide a watering device for a monster mastiff we have. it drinks about 3gallons a day.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010

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