My watering system (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crperdue, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I finally got an automatic system going. I don't know how
    I ever lived without it.

    Here's the pressure regulator:

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    It's connected to several things. The 1st is a waterer I got from
    a turkey farm. It's used by my Freedom Rangers and Muscovy ducks.

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    (Yes, I know this isn't a chicken or a duck.)

    Next, I have a 1/4" tubing connected to PVC which runs through a cage system.

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    This serves some chicks and several rabbits. The nipple system is great in that
    it stays clean. Might be an issue in winter, we will have to see.

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    Here's the front of that cage with the resident cleanup crew working hard. I'm a big
    fan of stacking. I've yet to have to shovel any rabbit manure.
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    What do you guys think? See room for improvements?
     
  2. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the first picture where is the pressure regulator? I see a split faucet adaptor but I'm unsure of a regulator.
     
  3. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pressure regulator is between the red tubing and the blue tubing.
    I got it from Cutler Supply. It comes with the red tube to attach to
    a standard facuet. It has two different adapters that it comes with
    for the low pressure side. I'm using 1/4" tubing.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  4. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool system! [​IMG] your rabbit has the sad eyes down pat! lol
     
  5. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Plasson Waterer too and have been very happy with it. I did replace the main O-Ring and all I ever have to do is occassionaly hose the dirt out of it. [​IMG]
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