TSC Plastic Waterer leaks. Sigh

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rhetoric, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. rhetoric

    rhetoric In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    Western New York
    It's not the chickens bumping it (they do), it's a slow steady drip drip around the seal between the white tank and the red base (it's the 3 1/2 gallon waterer. It got especially bad when I tried to put a floating watering puck in there, but it leaks w/o it. Leaks when hanging so I put it on blocks -- it still leaks. I'm really irritated because my coop isn't going to last long wet.
  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I got the same problem before with the same waterer from TSC, so I found out that the little whight thing where you secrew the little lid on was damaged and I got some plumber glow and glowed it.
    and the other thing was that the seal on top you need to tie that black thing real tigh not to let any air in or it will leak.

    Third I start putting it on a flat concrete block and finelly it works but after it drove me crazy.

  3. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    If it leaks just take it back and get another one... Usually they have a small hole in them letting air to get in and allows water to overfill tray....
    I love my plastic waterers...
    I have the type that you turn over to fill and then screw the base on and flip it upright....
    Stored in my basement are the type with a black screw on cap.... I hated those and had a hard time keeping the seal... I contacted the company and they sent me free rubber seals but after awhile it just leaked again!
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    all my plastic waterers from TSC leak! it drives me nuts. they have a warranty, but if all 7 of them back, odds are the new ones will leak also.

    7 out of 7 isn't the best of odds.
  5. Try smearing vaseline around the seal, liberally. Should fix it- I don't know why they don't tell you that in the instructions, I had the same problem.

    But you know, I love my electric heated dog bowl for the hens. I gave the poultry waterer to the barn cats!

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:i am totally going to try that! good idea!
  7. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Just return the chicken waterer and buy a big rabbit waterer or three from the pet section in the back of TSC! Once you start using those, you'll never go back to the other kind of waterers--no more bothering with hanging it or stacking up blocks to set it on, chickens don't knock it over, it doesn't get poop and shavings in it, none of that. Instead, you have clean non-spilling water. It's way easier to refill and put back into the coop or run too. And my chickens seem to enjoy pecking at it just a little too much, haha.
  8. aiwetir

    aiwetir Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    portland, or
    what's TSC ?
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Tractor Supply Co.

    We don't have them on this side as far as I know. We have Dels instead I think.
  10. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    If it's the kind that you fill from the top with the rubber seal,take it back if you can.They are a pain,you'll never feel good about filling it on a hot day and leaving for the day.You just can't trust them.You can get the other plastic ones that you fill.put the bottom on then flip.Here is a picture of the ones I like.They have them everywhere.

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