PVC watering system

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sab, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are about to build a PVC waterer with nipples. I went to the How-to section and the section on waterers/feeders has no content. I have been doing a search for the last hour and not finding good instructions on putting that together. Husband wants to know how you put rubber washers and nuts inside the pipe. We bought 6 screw type nipples.

    Can I bother some of you to post pictures/parts lists for your systems? Thanks!!
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I have several coops equipped with nipple waterers and they work very well and are easy to install. You merely drill a hole of the specified size in the PVC pipe. The nipple comes with the rubber grommet installed and you just push it into the pipe.
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you drill the correct size hole you should be able to just screw the nipples in and not have any problems. I didn't get the hole size right so I had to use some epoxy putty (blue wal-mart stuff, same as green "mighty putty" infomercial) and just put a small amount around each nipple to keep them from leaking. Check out the pic below and hopefully you'll see what I'm talking about.

    edit: I did the same thing with the metal ring screws for hanging, just put it on the inside so you can't see the putty in the pic, on others I have it on the outside. I have lots of pvc waterers and feeders and sorry only have 1 pic to show you, but you'll be glad you made one.

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  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hhhmmmm... liking the looks of this one! But I was thinking along the lines of a 55 gal food grade barrel that could catch rain runoff from the roof of the coop. Dry season, I could fill it from the hose. Can pick the barrels up off Craigslist with the faucet fittings for under $40 here.
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Search poultry nipple waterers on eBay. There's a guy on there with the best videos and most detail I have ever seen.

    Wish I could remember which seller, but he has tons of supplies and teaches how to use each item.
     
  8. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all! I will pass the info along. BYC has fixed the How-to pages so I can look till my heart is content now!
    Thanks again!
     
  9. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hhhmmmm... liking the looks of this one! But I was thinking along the lines of a 55 gal food grade barrel that could catch rain runoff from the roof of the coop. Dry season, I could fill it from the hose. Can pick the barrels up off Craigslist with the faucet fittings for under $40 here.

    I wanted to do the same thing. You can skip the faucet part or get the fitting to go from faucet to hose to PVC pipe. That is how mine will go
     
  10. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hhhmmmm... liking the looks of this one! But I was thinking along the lines of a 55 gal food grade barrel that could catch rain runoff from the roof of the coop. Dry season, I could fill it from the hose. Can pick the barrels up off Craigslist with the faucet fittings for under $40 here.

    I wanted to do the same thing. You can skip the faucet part or get the fitting to go from faucet to hose to PVC pipe. That is how mine will go

    Only reason I'm thinking of having the faucet type attachment on the barrel is for the shut off valve in case of a leak or I need to take it apart for cleaning or something.
     

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