Has anyone tried the Brite tap waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bratty477, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Bratty477

    Bratty477 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ran into this waterer online and was wondering if anyone has tried it and what you thought? Based on the reviews on the company's website, it is rated 5 stars but since I trust the opinions of this forum more, thought I'd ask. I have 3 hens and was hoping a 2 gallon igloo with this system will provide fresh, clean, cool water for a much longer time than what my "traditional" waterer is providing at the moment ...
     
  2. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search here, there are several people who have used the BriteTap system and enjoyed it. It doesn't work well in freezing temps, though, the nipples will freeze. Even if you heat the water inside the Igloo, the nipples will freeze. They're a poor design for cold weather.

    If you like do-it-yourself, you can install 2 horizontal nipples onto a 3 gallon bucket for a total cost of about $10. Add an electric submersible de-icer for about $30 and it will keep your water flowing throughout the winter, good down to at least -15F.

    Here's my 5-gallon version (the bucket is wrapped in insulation, but is not necessary, the brick on top isn't necessary either!):

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  3. Bratty477

    Bratty477 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice!!! Thanks for the suggestions ... going to check into it right away!!
     

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