I cant make a waterer ?????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kimisfishing, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a new bucket and read the directions....[​IMG]
    the water still runs over the edges?????

    1 5gal bucket [​IMG]
    1 oil pan under it [​IMG]
    1 hole in bucket [​IMG]
    I covered the hole with my finger, filled the bucket with water and the water just runs out???? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What am I missing here??? [​IMG]
    This is not rocket sience [​IMG]
     
  2. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    I might be wrong, because I haven't done that before, but I think there has to be a lid on the bucket to create pressure or suction. If there's no lid sealed on the bucket, the water just runs out as you're finding. I learned this the hard way when one of my waterers got a crack in the top after I dropped it and water came gushing out the bottom. Never held water again.
     
  3. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I will try a different lid, but none of the directions say it has to have the lid?
    Thanks for the help
     
  4. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lid must create a seal or it will not work I learned this the hard way the firehouse subs pickle buckets have a great seal in them work fantabulous
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Where did you put the hole? A bucket waterer depends on there being a vacuum. Said hole needs to below the water level you want it at and any lid needs to be air tight. Any air in and there will be no vacuum to keep the water up so to say.
     
  6. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I will look for a bucket with a better lid...
    now I have buckets with holes in them... [​IMG]
    one mad a great feeder [​IMG]
    I will figure this out [​IMG]
     
  7. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hole is in the right place, the lid is the problem, but I refuse to pay 35.00 for something I can make [​IMG]
     
  8. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the firehouse buckets $2.00.
     
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Cut a hole through the side of the bucket near the lid but so the hole will be under water when your oil pan fills up. Fill the bucket with water and put the lid on. Turn the bucket over and put it in the oil pan.

    Buckets and lids should be free at a deli of bakery.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  10. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will check with some of them.
     

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