For those using nipple watering systems..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fenderville, May 21, 2010.

  1. Fenderville

    Fenderville In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Ok, I broke down and bought some of these... [​IMG]

    I am going to have the supply tank outside the coop and the nipples inside the coop for 24 hour access.

    My question is have you had leaks and if you did was there a fix?

    I don't want a wet coop floor and if this is an issue I will put the nipples outside.. [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone!
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Use the right sized bit. Drill a nice, neat buggering it out, wallering it out, etc.,. One zip in, and then out. I'm not sure what size to recommend, but there has been reports of leakage from using small diameter pipes...the curvature of the pipe's wall needs to be more wide than the small pipes will allow.

    Just some thoughts...

    Best wishes,
  3. Fenderville

    Fenderville In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Ahh... I used the recommended 11/32 drill bit in a drill press to make sure of a clean drill...

    I am using 1" pipe.. hope that is not to small..
  4. farmboydj

    farmboydj Songster

    May 18, 2009
    puyallup wa
    i recommend using a smaller drill bit as a pre drill hole and then use the 11/32 bit
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Nope. I used 3/4 inch, and had to change to 1 inch, just as another poster described.

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