Leaking waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sheila, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Little Giant 3-gallon double-wall fount and can't figure out why it is leaking. It's on the wooden floor of the coop, and I finally took it out because the floor and shavings were soaked. Tried several times to refill it. Filled it, put it in place, put the sleeve over the top, and it filled to a reasonable level. But when I come back a few hours later, it has overflowed. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I know I won't buy one.... Krisrose has one that leaks all the time. It's been on this site before with people having trouble with them. You have to have it perfectly level or it will leak. Krisrose had it where it didn't leak for a couple of days and then start.... who knows...did a chicken bump it or what?? [​IMG]
     
  3. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have *zero* experience with these ... in fact I'm looking to get a new waterer myself because we're still using the 1 gal chick waterer plus 2 quart ones, and I have to refill a LOT but ...

    (Assuming you can't return it) ... if the problem is that is has to stay perfectly level, is there a way that you could hang it and would it stay level then, and not leak?

    Just trying to help. [​IMG]

    trish
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It has to stay perfectly level and you have to fill it all the way up to make sure a good vacuum is formed. Apparently though there are issues with that waterer so I stick to my one gal chick wagerers and open buckets.
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    If your floor or ground is not perfectly level, be sure the opening is facing downhill. that keeps the whole thing from spilling out on uneven ground.
     
  6. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Even hanging it is a problem....still have to get it perfectly level...and the handle doesn't help. Someone welded a washer to the handle to help. Too much of a pain for me. I want something that will work, without a lot of work!!
     
  7. Sheila

    Sheila Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all. Glad to hear it isn't just me. I would return it and the other one that I haven't even used yet, but bought them from American Livestock, so don't know if it would be worth it. Will probably keep one for outside and try to sell the other.
     

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