How to hook up nipples to house water supply? Pressure reducer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bikemandan, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. bikemandan

    bikemandan Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2010
    Oakland, CA
    Hi all

    I'd like to hook up PVC with nipples in it directly to my house's water (with a backflow preventer). I figure the pressure would be too high but don't know the proper pressure range for them. Thinking maybe just hooking up a ball valve and playing with that until its right.
    Any thoughts on this?
    Searched around for anyone that has done this but it seems most have used buckets with toilet fill valves......probably for good reason, just haven't figured out that reason yet

    Thanks in advance for any advice
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    They don't work under pressure. I've been told that the pressure reducer won't work and I suspect it's true, but I haven't tried it myself. I used a cooler with a float valve and plumbed my waterer into the house's water system. You can see a pic of it on my BYC page. BTW, [​IMG]

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