Is anyone familiar with this type of nipple?

ladycat

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I'm looking for an inexpensive, easy to install system for a series of cages I'm setting up, and I've been searching and searching.

I came across these that say they work at any angle.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ASIN=B00CX6YB54&linkCode=as2&tag=ladsblo0c-20
But there are no product reviews and not much info. Would they work if they were horizontal?

I also came across this site that seems to sell the same ones, only cheaper, but I don't know that company.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/50pieces-nipple-drinker-nipple-drinker-Poultry-Chicken-Duck-Coop-Feeder-Screw-In-360-Degree-for-chicken/964791207.html
Does anyone know anything about that site? Are those the same ones as the ones listed on Amazon?
 

Rich386

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Can anyone explain how you get the water from a bucket to the PVC pipe that has the nipples? I have a bucket with a float I can use. I just don't know what you use to attach it to the pipe.
ON THE PAIL YOU NEED A MALE PIPE TO TUBING FITTING. DRILL A HOLE THE SIZE OF THE PIPE THREAD. USE A PVC SHOULDER NUT ONE IN AND ONE OUT TO SANDWICH THE PAIL. RUN YOUR TUBING TO THE NIPPLE PIPE. THERE YOU NEED A FEMALE PIPE TO TUBING ADAPTER AND PVC SLIP TO THREAD ADAPTER. GLUE ON THE PVC SLIP ON THE TUBING. I'LL SEND A PM PICTURE SO YOU CAN SEE.
 

Gallo del Cielo

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Can anyone explain how you get the water from a bucket to the PVC pipe that has the nipples? I have a bucket with a float I can use. I just don't know what you use to attach it to the pipe.

The simplest way is to use a uniseal. They take seconds to install with no glue or silicone needed and they will never leak. It also makes it very easy to disassemble if needed. Just drill the hole, insert the uniseal and stick the pvc through. Your local hardware store may carry them or you can order them online.

 
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hosspak

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Good morning LadyCat. I used these for my watering system; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846
These nipples are 50 pcs for $17 bucks, I don't know the shipping details. I bought 25 for $12.48 with free shipping. I installed them with ease and haven't had serious issues in those 2 weeks. Take a look at my install; https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...nsive-automatic-watering-system#post_11976213

I used this 1/2 fitting to connect the bucket to the system pipe. Drill a hole slightly smaller, then apply silicone to the threads close to the base, then apply to the threads inside the bucket.
 

hosspak

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I don't think so because they work by gravity but I didn't test them at that angle. Suggestions on the web said to do them vertically and place them high enough so the chickens neck remain close to being straight while drinking. Mine are kept close to the side of the coop and I supported them so the chickens can roost on them as well. The chickens seem to have no problems using them.
 

ladycat

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I don't think so because they work by gravity but I didn't test them at that angle. Suggestions on the web said to do them vertically and place them high enough so the chickens neck remain close to being straight while drinking. Mine are kept close to the side of the coop and I supported them so the chickens can roost on them as well. The chickens seem to have no problems using them.
I had to think on it, but I can make it work by putting them on top of the cages instead of on the front. They are so much cheaper than the others, which is a good thing. :)
 

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