Waterer problem...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CountryGirl812, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. CountryGirl812

    CountryGirl812 New Egg

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    I have a 3 gallon Millside waterer from Tractor Supply. My problem is that whenever I fill it up, the water pours out and overflows. I have tried everything to solve this. I make sure to fill it completely so it can get a good vacuum on it, it is on level ground, but I just can't get it to stop doing this. For about a week, it was working great and if it was flowing too fast, I could tighten it and it would slow down. Now, I can tighten it, try to loosen it a bit, and it still keeps doing this. Does anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
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    It should have a rubber o-rings in the top. It sounds like it is not sealing. It could also have a small crack in it. All it takes is a hairline crack to break the vaccum.
    If it does have a crack you can use some silicone to fix it. I have done it and it works fine. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. B-field cluck farmer

    B-field cluck farmer New Egg

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    Is it a plastic waterer? If so it may have a small crack in the top, this will make it leak all the water out.
     
  5. CountryGirl812

    CountryGirl812 New Egg

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    Yes, it's plastic. Thanks, I'll look for any cracks.
     

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