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Hanging Automatic Waterer Installation More Help Needed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SusanJoM, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Okay, so I bought a couple of these waterers


    Now I have to figure out how to hang them. The connection is 1/2" pipe thread, not hose threading, so hanging it directly from a hose is out. Having some flex in the line seems like a good idea. Anyone have pictures of how they have suspended them?

    I'm thinking replacing the current faucet with a T and running PVC up the wall, across the ceiling and then down again, but then I'm wondering what to connect it to to give it some flexibility????

    Now, mind you, I've never done this PVC stuff myself before, but....I think I can.

    So....I know some of you must have installed these things. Can you share some pix of the setup????

    Thank You

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  2. PAChickenChick

    PAChickenChick Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008
  3. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    PERFECT !!!!

    Thanks. I knew I'd seen that set up once before, but my searches didn't turn it up again.

  4. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    The connection is 1/2" pipe thread, not hose threading, so hanging it directly from a hose is out. Having some flex in the line seems like a good idea.

    Susan, there are pipe thread to hose thread connectors. ususlly found in with the plumbing supplies. I got mine at home depot. or you could use a fawcet head if you cannot find the connectors. good luck​
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Well, duh, of course there are.
    I even have a few of them around, although they are for 3/4" connections.
    Guess I'll be off to Home Depot later today.

    Thanks for reminding me...
  6. Beer4myhorses

    Beer4myhorses In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2008
    Weatherford, TX

    I'm glad my pic gave you some ideas. If you run into any mounting issues, let me know.

    BTW...the cooler full of water lasted about 3-4 weeks first time around during a VERY HOT summer here in the DFW area.

  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    You know, I hung three of them last week, and boy am I glad not to be dealing with sludgy old water troughs anymore.

    Two of them are just attached to the ends of hoses which are suspended from hooks. One of them is suspended from a faucet with a collection of parts of pipe that brought it close enough to the ground.

    I love these things !!!!!

    I might need more chickens just so I can put some more of them up around.

  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I love mine I wish I had bought them last year. We hooked them up with pvc and ran one to each pen. I also keep a bottle brush in each pen and just clean them once a week.

  9. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Quote:I like the looks of this setup but what do you do when winter hits.. ??

    Start packing water again..

    I like to make things easier for myself as well.. So I'm very curious.. [​IMG]
  10. sticks22

    sticks22 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    Grove, oklahoma
    Poison Ivy, Do you have any problems with your chickens standing on top of the water bowl ? Just curious? I was thinking of using the automatic waterer but had this thought.

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