1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone gave me a nice 3gal one. no rust. cleaned up real nice,bleached and everything. Issue- when I put the top

    piece on it just runs out the bottom like it should but it just keeps running. is it fixable, and how? thanks
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    There is a leak somewhere that's preventing a vacuum from forming.

    Is this the type with the outer part that bayonet-mounts onto a peg down in the water trough area? (If so, your problem is for sure a rust pinhole. Try looking into the outer portion with the sun behind it, look for a pinhole you could try caulking or soldering)

    I am not familiar enough with other types of galvanized waterers to know exactly where you should look for the leak, but that's what you have to do.

    They only work right when the exiting water leaves a *vacuum* behind, i.e. air cannot creep into the space above the water inside the reservoir.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  3. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that problem with a brand new one. I sealed the seams with automotive silicone gasket sealer. No more leaks.
     
  4. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be a leak at the handle connection. you should be able to fix it with some epoxy. it's a vacuum leak so don't worry about how strong the fix is.
     
  5. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I'm sorry this is going to be off topic, but every time I read the title of this thread all I can think is "water can what?"

    [​IMG] I just had to ask... off to see the wizard, now....

    meri
     
  6. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Mojo Chick'n :

    I'm sorry this is going to be off topic, but every time I read the title of this thread all I can think is "water can what?"

    [​IMG] I just had to ask... off to see the wizard, now....

    meri

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