refillable waterer keeps leaking water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Feathers Acres, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
  2. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    I do. Mine didn't work the first time either.

    1) Put the cap on the bottom. Screw it on fairly tight.

    2) Take black top off if it's not already. You'll notice a black rubber gasket around the threads. At least it better be there!

    3) Fill all the way to the top with water. All the way!!! That was my mistake. You need it filled to create a vacuum.

    4) Screw the black top on again, making sure that it is fairly tight as well. Once again for the vacuum you need to prevent overflow.

    5) Place it where you want it, then unscrew cap and put it back on the little holder thingy.(Such technicality, I know).

    I just went through this last night, so it's fresh info!!!
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    you must have a lot of chickens for fie gallon waterer
    does TSC give refunds?
    if so get one
    and order gallon sized waterers
    then as you can clean them and change water daily
    Itt is not good for chickens to use waterers for long period of time
    agallon is the right size
    if you have several chickens buy more

    I hatched 3500 chickens a yr and never ever used more than several gallon sized waterers
    try buying the gallon size from
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  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    The "O" ring has to be clean. Once you fill it and remove the small cap, watch it to make sure the pan doesnt fill over about half full.

    If it's not sealed, you can often hear it if you get close enough to the top.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    We greased the O ring on ours with vaseline and haven't had any problem with it leaking. After several cleanings the vaseline gets worn off and I re-grease it.
    Also, you need to make sure it's level.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    grease it, tighten it... obviously it's letting air in and water out.
  7. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    southwest Virginia
    I spray my o rings and gaskets with pam works well and you dont get it all over you

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