How to balance a water fount

fruitjuice

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Hello All,
Wierd question, but I bought one of those steele water fount, filled it and it seems to be working fine. I want to hang it -- seems like that is what people do -- and raise it to the height of the chicken's backs. My question is how do you hang those? The handle does not have a notch in it -- seems if you hung it with a rope, it would slip to one side or the other and spill. Right now I just have it sitting on the litter covered floor of the coop.

Any ideas?
 

Cassandra

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I'm not sure I know exactly what you're talking about. But if it's what I'm thinking, could you drill a hole in the middle of the handle? If you could drill a small hole, you could thread an eye-hook though it with the circle on top and a washer & nut on the bottom holding it in place. Then hook a chain or rope to the eye-hook.

Cassandra
 

twigg

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Quote:Thanks Cassandra .... I had been wondering that. Even with my well-equipped workshop I couldn't bend the handle into a V without damaging the drinker.

Simple idea ... should work great.
 

silkiechicken

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I would just put it on a block. How large is it? If I remember right, figure 8lbs per gallon of water. Is it meant to be hung? I'd be afraid of the base giving out or something. I am not familar with this fount though so am not sure.
 

twigg

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Quote:Cassandra is hereby awarded the *Salvador Dali Prize for Chicken Art*

 

fruitjuice

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wow -- you guys are hilarious. and so speedy. I truly appreciate the artistic rendering, but the cinder block idea I can likely pull off without use of power tools which is always a plus. Thanks -- I will now dig around our place for appropriately sized blocks -- maybe even a small scrap of wood would work for now.
 

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When I was in college I had a large poster of this on my wall ... well, it was the eighties

 

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