New watering system..but it leaks

drmolarmagic

Chirping
Aug 8, 2019
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Brooklyn, NY
So I just finished installing a new watering system for the flock which is hooked up to my water tower so there is always rain water avail to drink, but the cups leak.
Its the red cups with the yellow stick in the center.
Anyone know how to adjust or tighten these cups ? they are only supposed to fill when the yellow stick is moved but they are filling continuously and then overflowing.
Thx
 

Bear1978

Songster
Jun 16, 2020
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Arkansas
Can you post pics of your set up so that we can have a visual aide in determining the issue please? Thanks!
 

Big Doggie

Chirping
Mar 23, 2020
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Mass
So I just finished installing a new watering system for the flock which is hooked up to my water tower so there is always rain water avail to drink, but the cups leak.
Its the red cups with the yellow stick in the center.
Anyone know how to adjust or tighten these cups ? they are only supposed to fill when the yellow stick is moved but they are filling continuously and then overflowing.
Thx
I started with those but they didn’t fill up. I switched to horizontal nipples and no problems since
 

CatSeg57

Chirping
Nov 13, 2017
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Western Iowa
So I just finished installing a new watering system for the flock which is hooked up to my water tower so there is always rain water avail to drink, but the cups leak.
Its the red cups with the yellow stick in the center.
Anyone know how to adjust or tighten these cups ? they are only supposed to fill when the yellow stick is moved but they are filling continuously and then overflowing.
Thx

Can you post pics of your system? I'm thinking of a different system.
 

MadamPoofyBrow

Songster
5 Years
Jun 15, 2015
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I had the system with the cups as well but it leaked for me too. Hoping someone will have a solution.
 

chickity-chick

Chirping
May 1, 2020
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Atlanta, GA
So I just finished installing a new watering system for the flock which is hooked up to my water tower so there is always rain water avail to drink, but the cups leak.
Its the red cups with the yellow stick in the center.
Anyone know how to adjust or tighten these cups ? they are only supposed to fill when the yellow stick is moved but they are filling continuously and then overflowing.
Thx
Those cups have always proved problematic I have found. I now will only use the rent a cup cups that are gravity filled- they never brake and the company always sends extra cups than what I order. I would switch to these if you can
 

drmolarmagic

Chirping
Aug 8, 2019
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Brooklyn, NY
So the water comes off the roof of the aviary to the gutter to rain barrel water tower and then inside where it splits to 2 sides
One side is fine but the chicken side, well, the cups runneth over
 

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