Chicken Waterer IMPROVEMENT: How to build an Automatic Chicken Watering device – T-Handle

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All parts to the T-handle




There are only 3 parts. The female thread to slip fitting, the short piece of pipe, and the Tee.

Glue the parts together






Glue all the parts together. Make sure it is solid, because there will be pressure on it in the future.
Drill holes in the T-handle





Drill the holes. These holes can be variable in size. They should be small enough to fit in the pipe and large enough so they don’t get clogged if trash gets in the lines. Holes should be drilled just above the threads.
Finished holes in the T-handle





Holes look good. It is time to install.
Turn off the water supply to the Automatic Chicken Watering System






Turn off the water. Always install control for the water close.
Remove the existing cup holder






Remove the fitting that is holding the cup on now. As you can see, it is hard to get off and needs a tool. Not good.
Go ahead and clean the cup





Go ahead and clean the cup while it is off. It might be a good idea to put some teflon tape on the threads, just to keep it “by the book”.






Put on the new T-handle. It should go on pretty easy.

It is working






Turn on the water. The water should be coming out of the holes we drilled.
Now the Chickens are happy once again





Now this is the most important part, that is does not interfere with the chickens drinking the water. It will now be a little easier to clean out the cup.

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