hose waterer hookup

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mendozer, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have a 6 gallon bucket feeding into my pvc tube for the nipple system. i like it, but now I'm transitioning my coop to be mobile. I've seen people use hose quick disconnect with float valves into the reservoirs.

    my question is: can I use a hose QD directly to the pvc tube with nipples? My hose has the half turn valve so i can limit the water flow if pressure is a concern. This way, the water's directly from the hose and fresh.

    ideas?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Pressure is a concern. The valve won't work because the valve only limits flow not pressure. In short order the pressure will be that of your home system. You would need a pressure reducer.
     
  3. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like the ones for drip irrigation? don't know if those are pvc compatible
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They are pvc compatible.
    Big box stores have them or you can get them online.
     
  5. LoneOak

    LoneOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way can you get the pressure low enough directly out of your house supply without a pressure reducer, the pressure reducers for drip irrigation will not work or everybody would be using them. You can put a float In a bucket and keep it as low as possible so there is only a small amount of water in the bucket and then that water will gravity feed to your water nipples.

    Search around at most of the poultry supply stores online, just do a Google search for Poultry waterer or chicken waterer, and you will see many pressure reducers, some are less than $30, Pressure Reducing Valve.
     
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