Waterer flooding coop

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PinkchickenWhisperer, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. PinkchickenWhisperer

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    I bought one of the commercial, metal waterers that hold 5 gallons and have the top that slides down over the top of the container. I sit it on a cement block so it's up out of the deep litter. Yesterday I noticed that the water just kept running and was flooding out onto the floor. I really don't think the ladies want their litter all wet. Anyone every repair one? or Can they be repaired? javascript:insert_text('[​IMG]',%20''); If not, I have found some wonderful ideas here in the forum already and will have to build a new one. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Do you have a picture? That's strange. They're built to stop when the drinking tray is full, and I've never had any problems with mine.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Check and make sure the peg is inserted correctly in the "L" shaped slot on the side and that the waterer is setting level. If it still leaks it has a small hole in one of the weld or a seam. If that's the case use silicone sealant to recoat the welds and seams. I've repaired several this way over the years.
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I have only had that happen with that kind of waterer once and it was because it wasn't sitting level. Could that be the problem?
    5 gallons sure looks like a lot more on the floor than in the waterer, doesn't it?
     

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