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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenKid11, Sep 6, 2013.
Thank You so much Bens-Hens for giving me an ovation for what I did on the water and feeder project, you are being very kind.
. Jimmywalt wand chickenlife,
You may have already said this and I missed it but what specifically did you use to seal the elbow into the plastic bin?
I used Silicone Caulk - White let it set up for 24 hours. I used a 3 1/4 " drill blade for a 3" sweep elbows, and the fit was tight. The blades are price' but the choice was a good fit. I paid $18.00 for it and it was the cheapest I could find. I donated it to the shop for the guys help, they had blades bigger and smaller, just not that size, but now they do. I figure after all this construction, the left overs makes the next project even better and/or cheaper, it's all in the way you are looking at it. I do Love my chickens and the projects has brought family and friends together, its ben very good for all of us.
I used silicone caulk too. Also used a hole saw set (from Harbor Freight) to make the holes for the elbows. I think the set was only $8 bucks.
My partner's uncle made us a waterer that hooks up to a tap with a ball valve in it...super easy!
After looking around on this sight for ideas this is what I came up with. I'm gonna run the gutters into it so they are rain filled. The only thing I have to figure out is how to keep it from freezing over the winter.
Best DIY feeder I have encountered.
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This is my new setup, seems to be working good. The waterer holds 3 gallons and the feeder holds about 15lbs of layer pellets. All just 4" pvc and fittings, cost about $50 all together.