Chicken Waterer System: Square Pipe??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Threedog, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Threedog

    Threedog Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a few segments of commercial waterers at an auction this weekend. Ten foot square PVC pipes that fit together via black rubber boots and hose clamps, and a gravity feed nipple with drip cup every two feet. It's missing the piece to connect or adapt to conventional plumbing and/or garden hose, as well as a cap for the end to hold in the water. I Googled like crazy and didn't find any info on square PVC plumbing or chicken waterers made from square pipe. If anyone is familiar with this kind of apparatus and knows where I might look for parts for it, I would certainly appreciate the insight! Thanks!
     
  2. Threedog

    Threedog Out Of The Brooder

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    Nobody's familiar with the square pipes, huh? Oh well. Guess I'll just break them down and salvage all the good nipples from them. Looks like what I thought was a great deal at the auction was just a pretty good deal. It's still going to be nice having an automatic watering system!
     
  3. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't include "plumbing" in your internet searches. The square pvc I've come across has been non-plumbing applications. It gets used in retail displays quite frequently. I've also seen square pvc conduit and square pvc downspouts. What's the size of what you've got? Pics would help.
     
  4. Threedog

    Threedog Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, this stuff is definitely "plumbing", albeit really oddball plumbing. It's 3/4 OD (best I could tell by measuring with a tape measure). I think I'm going to heat up the end of the pipe and stuff a socket or something into it to make it round so it will fit into a "normal" PVC coupling. I'll take some pics of the stuff tonight after work, but if nobody knows where to get the stuff to mate it up with regular plumbing, I'm going to go ahead and attempt that modification, and if it works, I'll post a how-to.
     
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