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Little Giant Automatic Waterer Parts?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ekemily, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The valve on my Little Giant Automatic Waterer has decided to start leaking. I went out to my coop and stared in disbelief at my waterer failing me. Since I have had the waterer, it has been ole faithful... perfect. I'm still in a litte bit of shock, but I've tried everything else with it. The valve leaks when the bowl is not even attached. the little pin looks bent. I have no idea how that would've happened.
    Anyway, to my question:

    Does anyone know where I can get a valve replacement part that doesn't have exorbitant shipping? I found them at Cutler Supply. The valve was $0.95. I thought, Great! Then I looked at shipping.... they wanted nearly $8! I'd rather buy a whole new waterer out of spite, then spend that much to ship something so small. [​IMG]
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Some use a "Schrader" valve, which is the same as the valve in a tire.

    Maybe an auto parts place would have one that will fit

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  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  5. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!! I'm going to go check out the auto store today. I REALLY appreciate your help! [​IMG]
     
  6. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to find a valve tool and FOUR new valves in the auto section at wal-mart for $1.85
    What a cheap fix! Thanks, especially to Bear Foot Farm, for the tire heads up
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, especially to Bear Foot Farm, for the tire heads up

    You're most welcome, Ma'am!
    [​IMG]
    Glad it worked out​
     
  8. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Just came across this when mine started leaking. Will be going to the auto parts!!
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  9. CGinJCMO

    CGinJCMO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one leaking, and one not filling. Nothing like having a soaked floor and bedding and nothing for the chickies to drink.

    How well did the replacement work out for you guys?

    CG
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I know this is an old post. One of my waterers also leaked and flooded one of my coops. I have since moved all of the waterers outside the coops. I left the pvc inside and drilled a hole through the wall to where I wanted to mount the waterer. Now no more wet coops inside. When I originally put in the pvc I also put shut off valves in each coop so I could shut off each coop's water if I needed too. Since I did that a few years ago, some of the others had started leaking and I was glad they leaked on the ground. Now one of my post some how came apart. The cap the post locks into came completely off. Now I need to replace the whole post. (I don't know what you call the part that the schrader valve fits in?, but I need a new one.)

    I just looked at it again and realized that somehow the bowl wasn't latched on good and the spring on the post came off, so I need a new spring. couldn't find the one that came off. Fixed it. Looked around some more and actually found the spring and little nuts with the washer to my surprise.
     
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