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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sunflowerenvy, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

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    we bought a a home and there is no water near the big shed/buildings. so now we will have to carry water out until spring time.We live in southern west tenn. the house is about 200 ft where we are going to be put coop.
    next spring we will dig up and lay pipes down in the ground.

    What kind of water pipes would u used to pvc or metal pipes? yes we do it some snow maybe 3in to 9in for the total of snow fall.

    thank u
    laura
     
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  2. kybeagle

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    Use the PVC Laura, it's much easier to work with and will ususally last longer than the metal!
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    Either way though, make sure you dig the trench deep enough that it's below the frost line.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    PVC for sure and lay it at the proper freeze prevention depth for your area, normaly 2-3' and you should be fine. you can put it in yourself, it's as easy as renting a walk behind 4" trencher.

    AL
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Ditto [​IMG]
     
  6. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

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    thank u pple yes we will being doing it our self. i didnot know pvc do well underground in the cold just second winter in my adluthood was live in south for 30 yrs:oops:
     

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