Galvanized waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crooked stripe, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I have 2 galvanized waterers and they both leak to the point of spilling. I level well but it seems the rubber washers don't seal to the metal. Both have been kept inside all last year and I use plastic in the summer. The metal waterers sit on my heater for the winter. Last year they both worked but for 1 they were new with new washers. Any help with galvanized waterers or tricks of the trade. This is my biggest problem. This year I have installed a 55 gallon barrel inside the heated barn and plan on filling it with a garden hose then using a hand pump to fill the waterers. I don't have to carry buckets of water down an icy hill to the coop. All suggestions are needed. Thank you, John
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Try cleaning them well and then lubricate the washers with Vaseline or Vegetable Oil to get a good seal

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