Gravity Water Container overflows

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jumbo8721, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Jumbo8721

    Jumbo8721 New Egg

    Feb 20, 2012
    Any idea of why my gravity waterer overflows? I have one that works fine and two that just spills water over the edges or lip of the bowl. These are the galvanized metal 5 gal units from Tractor Supply. Thanks in advance...Jumbo
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gotta be getting air in above the water somehow...........Pop
  3. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Check the o-ring/gasket to see if it's there and/or old and needs to be replaced.

    I have a friend who had a 3-gal plastic waterer and the water always spilled out when she filled it. I checked it and there was no gasket. She got one at the feed store and now it works!
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Make sure its level !!!

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