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How to balance a water fount

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fruitjuice, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. fruitjuice

    fruitjuice New Egg

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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?
     
  2. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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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
     
  3. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two words:

    Cinder Block



    Jim
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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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.
     
  5. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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    I made a horrible diagram to go with my equally horrible description. LOL

    here is my drawering [​IMG] along with a real picture of an eye hook

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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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.
     
  7. twigg

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

    [​IMG]
     
  8. fruitjuice

    fruitjuice New Egg

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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.
     
  9. Cassandra

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    Quote:Wait wait... check out my new avatar. the Dali chick.

    [​IMG]

    Cassandra
     
  10. twigg

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

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