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Leaking nipples on waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HeatherTheMommy, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Songster

    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    I have a waterer with the nipples on the bottom (it's a 3.5 gallon bucket) but it keeps leaking. The nipples slowly drip water. How can i fix this?

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    You'd need to determine whether it's leaking around the threads or from the nipple itself.

    Small debris could be holding the ball valve open.

    Is this a purchased or DIY waterer?
    Sloppily drilled holes or too big of holes could be preventing a tight thread seal.

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