How to make misting system? (for dummies)

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  1. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello you guys,
    I just can't find the posts here about how to make a misting system for indoor pens. I know you did this @KsKingBee , and that it wasn't complicated, and some others have them too. Can someone let me know how you did it?
    (I should say that this isn't for peas but for some rehabilitating wild birds [​IMG])
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Am I someone? Perhaps you remember my post and how I did it, if not I will gladly look up those pics for you.
     
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there Someone! [​IMG]

    You are definitely the Someone I remembered posting about this, but I can't find where you described how you did it!
     
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Okay, it was from mid-August of 2014, I'll find the pics and write up something this evening when I have more time.
     
  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you @KsKingBee ! [​IMG]
    I don't want to give you more work - Now that I have an idea of when this happened, I may be able to find the info. Let me see what I can do before you spend time on this!
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Not a problem. Well maybe a small one. I took new photos today but we are having a severe thunderstorm and the satellite dish is down. Maybe in the morning.
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Not a difficult project as you have noted. Basic plumbing glued joints, I started with a garden hose fitting at the bottom so it would drain out for the winter and to keep dirt from getting in and clogging the nozzles.

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    I drilled the couplers and screwed the misters in without glue so they could be removed for cleaning if they get clogged, and with our high mineral water it is a distinct possibility.

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    I placed the misters about every three feet under a shade cover and about 30 inches above the roosts.

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    Sorry I don't have a pic of them in use, it didn't get hot enough to need them last year like it did the year before.
     
  8. JiltdRoyalty

    JiltdRoyalty Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice build! Another option is Sam's Club. I bought a couple sets for $9.99 each.
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    SCA? V'tavia?
     
  10. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for the delayed response @KsKingBee , and a hearty Thank You for the great pictures and excellent explanation!
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    Very much appreciated!
     
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