Waterer running over

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dolivo, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Dolivo

    Dolivo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Does anybody have one of these and know what to do to fix it? We press the lid down and it still runs over and spills out instead of stopping before the top of the lip.
     
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  2. br0nc0

    br0nc0 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, my guess is that there is some kind of a hole in the lid... For this system to work you need vacuum, and you can't have that if there's air coming in.
     
  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It needs to be level also.
    Lock yourself in a dark closet with a lamp inside the lid and look for light shining through. If it looks like a starry night, it's time for a new waterer. If you have a hole or two, repair with lead free solder. GC
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like the previous poster says, it has to be level!
     
  5. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most of the water leaking issues I've run into have to do with the waterer not being level, if it's tilted enough to spill over the edge it will keep going till empty. those galvanized one's are nice but when they do rust through, they are threw.

    the type that I've gotten very frustrated with is by a company called Free Range/Harris Farms, the groove for the locking lid is very close to the water level, if it's not perfectly level, mainly hanging, the water finds it's way through slits under the grooves... it's a madening design! mine leak sometimes even when they are hanging. this is the brand I'm talking about avoiding, to anyone in the market for a new one. http://www.midlandhardware.com/186938.html?gclid=COWyqPjGkNMCFYKHfgodNiEKYA
     
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  6. Dolivo

    Dolivo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone!
     
  7. treefarmer42

    treefarmer42 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hate metal cans. Only use in Winter due to heated base. Switch to plastic 5 gallon bucket with lid and 4 nipples or cups. Trust me your thank yourself for the switch. Less $ wasted, cleaner water and less "funk" you have to scrub per refill.
     
  8. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a 5 gallon waterer with horizontal nipples, you will not regret it. Clean water all the time and does not leak.

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