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What is the best way to attach a hose bib (faucet, spigot, whatever) to a 5 gallon bucket?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've seen some attached to the side and some that are attached to a pipe that is attached to the bottom of the bucket. What's the best way to do this to avoid leaking?
     
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    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    lokua Out Of The Brooder

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    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    The best way is with a uniseal. Just drill the hole, put the seal inside and stick the pipe through. It'll outlast the bucket, requires nothing extra and won't ever leak.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Use a Bulkhead on the bottom of the bucket then you thread a pipe into the Bulkhead.

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  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went to home depot today and had no luck. I may have to order it online. The plumbing guy and the garden guy were both trying to find something that would work but I wanted something that was at least somewhat proven. Where can I order them from and what size is the correct one for a standard valve to fit on?
     
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok just figured out why the HD guys had no clue. I did a quick search and it looks like a bulkhead is an aquarium fitting. I knew I'd heard that word and now I know where-on the show Tanked. Any idea what size would be best for using with valves from home depot and regular garden hose?
     
  8. wilbilt

    wilbilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3/4" NPT is the most common thread for hose bibs and spigots.
     
  9. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am looking at these bulkheads and uniseals now and they all require at least a 1-1/4" hole drilled. Is there an option where we can use just a 1/2" or 3/4" hole? I don't want to buy an expensive hole saw bit just for this one project.
     
  10. old tom

    old tom Out Of The Brooder

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    Go to my thread titled automatic watering device. The toilet fill valve is under $6, the supply line,
    3/8 to 3/4 adapter, and the 3/4 to female hose thread are under $10, and the Avian Aqua Miser
    nipples are about $7 each. This is not a new idea, just my version. We tested it on 2 year old
    hens and they caught on pretty fast when they got thirsty. A 15/16 paddle bit isn't that expensive.
     

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