Ok, so after being very impressed with the auto waterer design by FutureChickenMan (https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=4655-Auto_Waterer), I decided to give it a shot and build one. After getting all the supposed hard parts done, I ran into a water leaking problem from my garden hose. So I went back to the hardware store and got a valve replacement for my garden hose, which hooks up to the auto-waterer. I thought all my problems were solved earlier today, but when I observed the connections this evening, I saw the hose still leaking! I was wondering if anyone has had similar problems with fittings. I am thinking of replacing the hose entirely with a heavy duty goodyear hose (reddish color). But I am still nervous that maybe it is a water pressure issue. Perhaps there is just too much pressure in the line. Unfortunately, I don't see the auto-waterer working to its fullest potential if there is no water flow to the unit. I've even thought to maybe just connect the unit to another 5 gallon bucket that will sit on top of the unit and that can be periodically refilled. And instead of it being connected to a pressurized water supply, it is just fed down to the unit by gravity. Well, I would appreciate any ideas from some of the creative minds out there. Thanks!