Leaking nipples on waterer

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

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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