Why is my nipple waterer leaking?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Germaine_11.20, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009

    Well I followed the link on making the nipple waterers. I used the 11/32 drill bit and everything went together.

    However water is coming in a continual leak from each nipple. Not the gasket but the metal nipple. Drip, drip, drip.

    Why? I am wondering if there is too much pressure on the metal nipple? (didn't drill the hole big enough?)

    Is there a close up picture of how to make them? Maybe I inserted them in backwards?
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Can u post a pic of your assembled cup?? [​IMG] That would help with the diagnosis...
  3. JMPE

    JMPE Songster

    Aug 1, 2009
    Western Wisconsin
    All nipples are not created equal. Some require a drip cup (the all stainless ones from Farm Tek). I have the screw in red/orange plastic ones and have not had a problem (they do not require a drip cup). Pictures would help.
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Thanks everyone. I spoke with Katy the Chicken Lady and she laughed when she realized I had inserted the nipples from the inside of the bucket instead of the outside.

    PROBLEM SOLVED!!! And they are drinking!!!

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