how did you hook up your GQF watering cups

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i bought the whole setup, just not the wire cage clamps that hold the cups in place, thinking i could use some sort of zip tie or something(trying to save 20 bucks [​IMG])

    anyway, anyone that has them, how did you hook them up, did you just buy the wire cage clamps that gqf sells, or rig something up yourself....help me out here XD
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    as it seems, i'm the only one here that has setup such a watering kit...

    i went ahead and got the brackets for the watering cups, all is working GREAT right now, slight leak in the 5gal bucket i am using so i gotta get some glue to get that taken care of, gonna disconnect it after "lights out" for the quails and see if i can get it setup the way i need it by morning.


    photo's will come

    and btw...its totally worth the money already.
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    ok i got the shots that i need so ya'll can see it

    this is the main 5gal. pickle bucket i snagged from work, you can see the pipe coming off it and going into the first 2 cups there

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    this is a close up of the first 2 cups

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    single cup for what will be a cage for about a trio/duo depending if the golden tux(from quaillady) is a male to go with the golden female i have.

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    and this is the back of the 3rd coop so you can see how it runs

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    and yes the is a sharpie shoved in the end to keep it from coming out, thats so i can rinse the system

    incase anyone wondering what that bag is in the last photo, its just covering up the timer that i use for the Christmas lights you see there for their "artificial light"
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  4. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some of those. How much were they?
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    25 for the cups, 14 for the brackets, 5 or 4 for the T pipes, um, 12ish for 50ft tubing, 5 or 6 for the water outlet from the 5gal bucket....um heres a list of what i bought from gqf(note: i didn't pay shipping as i picked it up from main facility)

    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=164
    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=177
    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=181
    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=182
    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=186


    you just need some sort of vessel to keep the water in, 5gal buckets with the clip on seal tight lids work great
     
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Looks Good! [​IMG]

    I will be setting up something similar in the Aviary come spring.
     
  7. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:its totally worth it, i think i am gonna get another 5gal bucket the same that i have now, and run them both to a T connector and have the single go out to the system as normal, that way i got 10gal at a time instead of 5.... they could last a long time on that
     
  8. BrownChickenBrownCow

    BrownChickenBrownCow Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:did you connect that straight to a hose/spigot, and not use a tank for water?
     
  10. BrownChickenBrownCow

    BrownChickenBrownCow Out Of The Brooder

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    Correct. Water hose from spigot into regulator, out to cups. Works perfectly.
     

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