vacuum waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cmitcham, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. cmitcham

    cmitcham Out Of The Brooder

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    my 5 gallon galvanized double wall vacuum waterer overflows until it is empty. it is not a fast overflow, just stays full to the brim and the ground underneath is obviously wet. it sits on a solid block support and it is dead level. any ideas what else can cause it to overflow?

    thanks!
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    A pinhole on the top/outer wall would do that. Sometimes the develop tiny holes near the handles.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Frustrating, isn't it. Yeah, Ranchy nailed it. If it is level, you have a tiny leak. Hopefully you can take it back.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    If you can't take it back turn the top can upside down then fill it with water and see if you can spot the leak.
     
  5. cmitcham

    cmitcham Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks folks, filled with water, the outside wall piece does seep out around the seam around the top.

    i thought some silicon would fix it, but i decided to give tractor supply a try. sure enough, they replaced it. no receipt, and just my word as to how old it is. it wasn't even the manager who recognizes me as a regular, but he did talk like this was a one time offer.

    i'm putting it up for summer and only going to use it once the base heater is called for.
     
  6. Benbala

    Benbala New Egg

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    Good day! I just purchased this waterer from TSC and works fine except when I put it on my heater. It started leaking do to thermal expansion, the inside water can only expand to the dispenser. I will post my fix soon. Basically running a tube from outside to the lowest point of the water tank to allow expansion without breaking the vacuum.

     

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