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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickiebabyfluff, Jun 8, 2011.
Is there a picture or website or video showing how to install the nipples to a 5 gallon bucket?
I don't know of any walkthroughs but it is fairly basic - You can drill holes in the bottom and screw them in.
If you are looking for something pre-assembled, you can buy them from www.beaktime.com
If you have any specific questions, PM me and I can explain any part of the process.
there is a video attached, i imagine all brands are the same except for the size of hole, but even that maybe standard
the guy i bought them from lives in Ohio also
Quote:thank you so much!!! For sharing this !! Ive been waiting with drill in hand lol
The drill hole in mine was 11/16". I used the FarmTek screw-in type with thread seal tape.
I am using the nipple waters at the end of plastic tubing ...work great except for a little water dripping mess.
Have heard about the only problem is getting the hole too big by not drilling at exactly a 90 degree angle into the bucket.
ty guys gonna give this a try
I bought the kind that you just screw in. I wrapped the threads with silicon tape and then put a bead of silicon bathroom caulk over that. You can screw them in using a nut driver which makes them nice and tight. I put a few pictures here. Mine haven't leaked; there is a little moisture underneath from where chickens sometimes miss a drop, but that's easy to clean up - easier than cleaning up the other waterers!