Help with barrel waterer

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ange92040, May 28, 2012.

  1. ange92040

    ange92040 Chirping

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    Ok husband brought home a 50 gal barrel and my son wants to make a gravity water for the chickens, it will flow into a trough he made out of PVC pipe. Ok so we are super dummies here and we can't figure out why it won't stop over flowing. He has tried different hoses, pvc pipes and fittings, he doesn't want to go the nipple route yet
    HELP he is super frustrated and everything we have tried has failed. We suck!!! Our brains don't seem to work!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The pictures are the barrel on its side( he wants it up right when done) and of the trough my son made

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  2. mnferalkitty

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    is it because air can get to the hose that is attached to barrel and the trough? Or maybe psi pressure?
     
  3. RachaelS

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    Do you have a float? Something to single the water to stop once it is full?
     
  4. ange92040

    ange92040 Chirping

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    ya we can't figure out where the air can be getting into if that is the reason we also don't have a float would that help even if air is getting into the barrel?

    Told you our brains are melting


    Thanks for responding
     
  5. ange92040

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  6. RachaelS

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    I would think you either need a float or to bring the water trough up so it is equal or slightly above the spout where the water is coming out.
     
  7. ange92040

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    we have tried it with the water hose in the trough and it should stop but the water just keeps flowing
     
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  9. RachaelS

    RachaelS Songster

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    Let me know how it works, I was thinking of adding something like that. It gets hot here and for them to have water at all times would be nice.
     
  10. RachaelS

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    PS I know you know that seeing as you are right down the road from me LOL!!!
     

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