Double walle fountain problem

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aedanmoe, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. aedanmoe

    aedanmoe Hatching

    Apr 6, 2008
    I just bought a metal double walled last week so i could put a heater under it. How high is the water supposed to be in the pan?. everyday I have to shake it, lift up on it a bit to get some water into it. It seems to run down to about 1/4 deep. After you slide the outer case down around the well are you supposed to spin it so the tab goes into the slot?, or push it down all the way , then pull it up a bit so the water would be a bit deeper?.
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Just slide the top down onto the peg and twist to lock it into place. no need to lift the outer shell as the water level should only be a 1/2 in or less, that is how they work. by the way never try to carry the waterer by the handle of the outer shell it will break off very easily. good luck.
  3. I have to hang mine for the water to fill up the well properly. I added serious amounts of ducktape to the sides of the hanging handle to create a notch for my hook, which is what keeps it from tipping over or hanging sideways and pouring out all the water.
  4. Also, if the place you sit it is not perfectly level, try rotating the waterer so the interior hole is on the lower side. Helps to regulate the flow.
  5. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    i bought 2 of them and they didnt work right half the time that and there cheesy .
  6. WildfireJane

    WildfireJane In the Brooder

    Sep 21, 2008
    Mt. Morris, MI
    If you live where it gets freezing, be carefull. My poor rooster got his waddle stuck to the frozen double walled water fountain and when I noticed the problem, there was blood all over. He's ok now, but his waddle has a big black splotch where it got stuck. I'm not using metal anymore in the winter for that reason. Jane [​IMG]
  7. terrif

    terrif In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2008
    Warrensburg, MO
    My double wall doesn't stop, its just pours water over the edge. These things aren't that complicated, how come they don't work right? Actually, how do they work anyway?? Can they be repaired if they 'leak'??

  8. Quote:That is JUST horrible... thank you for telling me/us.
    I will make sure to keep mine nice & warm, which is why I bought a metal one.

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