Bucket+nipple waterer - is there a way to avoid leaking?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AKnewbie, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    Are we doing this wrong?
    Any particular brand of nipple that you are using?
    Any tips to make it not leak?
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    I buy the cheapest ones I can find and they work pretty well. Are yours leaking around the edge or are they dripping? If they are dripping you can unscrew them and put a drop of vegtable oil in and rescrew together. If they are leaking around the edge? I use JB Welds - Water Weld Epoxy Putty sold at Lowe's. I don't sand first as directions advise but I let it dry after application for 12 hours before using. It gets hard as concret and no more leaks and chickens can't pull it off, like they do to silicon caulk.
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    You haven't said what you did so I have no idea what could be going wrong.

    I made sure I had the right drill bit (the directions called for an unusual size), the push-in style nipples, and a standard 5-gallon bucket. I then followed the installation instructions. No leaks here.

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