Why is my nipple waterer leaking?

Germaine_11.20

Songster
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
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Idaho
Hi,

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?
 

JMPE

Songster
10 Years
Aug 1, 2009
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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.
 

Germaine_11.20

Songster
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
4,497
18
221
Idaho
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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