Why is my fountain leaking

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tmq, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. tmq

    tmq Hatching

    Jun 10, 2007
    I can't figure out why all of the sudden my 7 gallon galvanized waterer started to overflow. It is in good shape and only about 6 months old. I fill it and the water slowly runs out (overflows) making a big mess on the coop floor. Any suggestions?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Most common reason for those guys to leak is being on uneven surface...

    If it's just now started, check to see if there are any dings or dents in it around the bottom where the seal forms?? Rust at the top where the handle goes that might make an air leak?

    Hope you figure it out - I'd hate to have to replace one of those
  3. Does it have an O-ring? If so, grease that rubber ring thoroughly with vaseline. Stops air leaks...we use it all the time...[​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You need to make sure it is on a level surface. They work on a vacuum seal between the water and the air hole.

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